Representative Blumenauer Welcomes Supreme Court Ruling on King v. Burwell
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision on King v. Burwell, upholding subsidies to states that use the federal government’s health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Representative Blumenauer released the following statement:
“Americans deserve access to high-quality, affordable health coverage. King v. Burwell was nothing more than a reckless attempt to sabotage the accomplishments of these landmark reforms based on the tortured interpretation of four words out of a nearly 1,000-page law. Frankly, it never should have gotten this far. The Court made the right decision. Thanks to the ACA, millions of Americans became insured, and people with pre-existing conditions no longer have to worry about being denied coverage, charged higher premiums, or exhausting lifetime limits.
“With this ruling, I hope critics of the ACA will finally drop these attempts to destroy a law that has helped so many Americans. There are weaknesses in the Act that Congress should be working to fix. I remain committed to improving our health care system – building on the ACA, not destroying it. Let’s strengthen Medicare and Medicaid, improve access to treatment, and invest in critical medical research. It’s time to acknowledge the ACA is working and can be made better and come together to keep America healthy.”