Linda Sánchez Statement on Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA), a member of the Ways and Means Committee, today released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell:
“The Supreme Court’s decision today reaffirms the core belief of the Affordable Care Act - that access to healthcare is a universal right, not merely a privilege for the few. This ruling is further proof that there is no legal basis for Republicans to misconstrue the law and deny access to care for more than 6 million Americans. I’m glad the Court ruled against this politically-motivated lawsuit that would strip millions of Americans of their health coverage and destroy all the progress made to improving our healthcare system.
“This landmark decision cements the ACA as the law of the land and it is my sincere hope that we can end the political brinksmanship to come together to further improve our healthcare system. I proudly voted for the ACA and pleased to see the law is working despite the dire predictions from my Republican colleagues. The ACA has significantly reduced the number of uninsured people in the United States, lowered healthcare costs, improved health outcomes, and increased access to care.”