DNC Chair Statement on King v. Burwell Decision
June 25, 2015
Washington, DC – Today, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act in King. v. Burwell:
“The Affordable Care Act has now withstood two Supreme Court cases, about sixty votes to repeal or undermine it in the House of Representatives, and a presidential election. The debate is settled – the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land.
“More than sixteen million Americans have gained access to quality, affordable health care and the uninsured rate is at or near historic lows. The growth of health care spending is slowing and lifetime caps on health insurance benefits are gone. Never again will someone be discriminated against by their insurance company because of a pre-existing condition.
“But Republicans keep fighting to take that away from the American people. Their favorite word seems to be ‘repeal.’ Americans don’t want to see their family, friends, and neighbors lose their health insurance.
“Today’s decision is a victory for the American people, and Democrats will keep fighting to ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable health care.”