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Larson on Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of ACA Tax Credits

June 25, 2015
Press Release

Washington – “I am pleased to see the United States Supreme Court reaffirm the right of all eligible Americans to receive premium tax credits towards health insurance. There is no reason any American should be forced to go without health care, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will continue to protect access to dependable, life-saving coverage.

“This latest ruling should be a sign that the ACA is here to stay. In the five years since its inception, more than 16 million Americans have gained coverage. Now is the time to bring the country together to improve our health care system for the good of all Americans. Everyone has the right to affordable, dependable health coverage. It is now the responsibility of Congress to move forward in finding ways to continue to reduce costs and improve quality throughout the healthcare system.

“As Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote, ‘Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them.’ I commend Justice Roberts for restoring the people’s faith in the Supreme Court as a nonpartisan institution. This ruling puts politics aside in favor of the health and well-being of the American people—exactly as the Supreme Court is meant to do.”