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Bonamici Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Decision Upholding Individual Mandate and Affordable Care Act

June 28, 2012
Press Release

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Upon hearing the decision, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1) made the following statement:

Today the Supreme Court rightly upheld the Affordable Care Act. Since 2010, the ACA has provided Americans with better health care coverage and lower costs. Thanks to the law, 17 million children across the country with preexisting conditions are no longer denied coverage, and 6.6 million young adults have been able to stay on their parents' insurance plans until they turn 26 years old. In Oregon, more than one million people have received low-cost preventive care. These critical checkups diagnose illnesses early, keep Oregonians healthy, and ultimately make our health care system more efficient. In just two years millions of Americans have already seen tangible positive impacts from the legislation. The people of Oregon and across the country will benefit because the Supreme Court upheld these needed reforms to our health care system.”