Ellen Andrews, Executive Director, Connecticut Health Policy Project, on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act:
“Today’s ruling by the United States Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act is great news for working families in Connecticut.
“This ruling ensures that all of the provisions of the federal law that make health care more affordable and accessible, including assurance that young people can be insured by parents until 26, bans on refusal for pre-existing conditions and lifetime spending limits, and the individual mandate and $1.5 billion in annual subsidies to help families and individuals get affordable coverage through insurance or Medicaid, remain available to every American.
“Connecticut’s elected leaders have historically taken strong and progressive positions on health care reform with the understanding that providing health care to as many people as possible is in the best interests of all. With today’s ruling, it is time to set aside the debate over the constitutionality of federal health care reform, to roll up our sleeves and put these provisions into practice here.”