WASHINGTON—Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement after the Supreme Court upheld healthcare subsidies in states with federal exchanges. 

“The Affordable Care Act provides coverage to millions of previously uninsured Americans. The Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell brings relief to Americans who can now continue their coverage. The ruling means kids won’t miss checkups, seniors will get the medicine they need, and Americans won’t break the bank by going to the hospital when they get sick.

“The Republican effort to take affordable health care away from American families is done. It’s time for us to work together to ensure more Americans can afford the care they need. It’s time for every state to do the right thing to help those still struggling by adopting the Medicaid expansion. It’s time for American families to live without  fear that the next unexpected health care bill will make it impossible to make ends meet. It’s time for Congress to start a discussion about how we can build on this landmark law to lower costs, expand access, and put health care security for every American above the profits of the private industry.

“The Affordable Care Act is saving lives. And now, for the second time, the Supreme Court has affirmed it is the law of the land.”

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