Thursday, June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act

Today the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 decision. This important legislation was passed to ensure that all Americans have access to some form of health care coverage. Many of the ACA’s provisions provide critical health care coverage or protections to our nation’s oldest and youngest generations.

Generations United strongly supports the ACA and its goal of providing access to health care for all generations. While some important provisions have already come into effect, more remains to be done to meet the goal of affordable health insurance for all Americans, especially our most vulnerable populations, by 2014. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled on the ACA, Generations United calls on Congress and the President to work together to provide funding, and ensure that these critical reforms are supported and implemented for the wellbeing of all generations.

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act’s health care benefits for children and older adults.

For more information on the specific rulings related to the individual mandate and Medicaid aid, check out Politico.

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