MDP Reacts to Supreme Court Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act
AUGUSTA - In a 5-4 decision the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional.
The Maine Democratic Party Chairman Ben Grant released the following statement:
"This is a big win for the American people. By upholding Obamacare, the Supreme Court ensured that hard-working, middle class families will get the security they deserve and protection they need from the worst of insurance company abuses. We are already seeing the positive results of Obamacare right here in Maine. Our seniors are paying less for prescription drugs and getting free preventative care. And young adults in Maine, who would ordinarily be uninsured or struggling to pay for health insurance costs, are now fully covered on their family's plan until they are 26 years old.
"Now it's time to put the gamesmanship behind us and fully implement the law - especially here in Maine where Republicans are taking us in the wrong direction by giving the insurance industry a blank check to raise rates and refusing to implement cost saving programs mandated by Obamacare. Let's be clear, Congress passed health reform, the president signed it, and today the Court ruled that it's constitutional. Now it's time to move on and fully implement the law so that no future Americans have to lose their homes or go bankrupt in order to get the care they need."