WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today called the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act “the best possible decision for the American people, because everyone now will have access to affordable, quality care and will be protected against the abusive practices of insurance companies.” The Senator also called on Congress to put partisanship aside and to move forward on issues such as the economy and job creation.
“Upholding the Affordable Care Act, in its entirety, was the right decision under the law for the Supreme Court. I thank the justices for setting aside the politics surrounding this debate and actually following precedent and the law.
“The Supreme Court’s decision is a win for the American people and the future of our health care system. The Affordable Care Act will extend coverage to 32 million Americans who are now uninsured; it will guarantee strong patient protections for all; it will improve Medicare coverage for nearly 50 million seniors; and it will reduce the nation’s deficit by $230 billion over the next decade. Before this law, every responsible American with health insurance was subsidizing the health care needs of the rest. That unfair arrangement will be coming to an end soon, as all Americans become part of a more efficient, more cost-effective health care system.”