LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice-Chair Eric C. Bauman issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
“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 Court’s Justices that upheld health care reform today should serve as a lesson on the vital importance of reelecting our President and keeping the extremists Mitt Romney has pledged to appoint off of the bench.”