I applaud the Supreme Court’s ruling this morning to uphold the Affordable Care Act, the signature piece of legislation of President Obama’s first term.
More than 44 million Americans without insurance will not lose their opportunity to get health care or be denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition, and those who are insured no longer face the threat of losing their coverage if they get sick.
History always looks kindly on those who show strength and leadership in the face of extreme adversity.
Simply put, President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act is one of the most important pieces of legislation of the last fifty years – legislation that Mitt Romney and the Republicans fought at every turn.
The slim majority of the Supreme Court’s Justices that voted to uphold health care reform today should serve as a reminder of the vital importance of reelecting our President and preventing Mitt Romney from gaining the power to appoint the extremists he has promised he would put on the bench.
Today’s decision marks a huge step on the road to guaranteeing universal health care for every American, and I look forward to working with you to complete that journey.
- Eric C. Bauman, RN
Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party
Vice-Chair, California Democratic Party