For Immediate Release
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Statement on Supreme Court Decision Upholding Health Care Law
WASHINGTON - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in the case of King v. Burwell to uphold the Affordable Care Act:
“The Supreme Court recognized the common-sense reading of the Affordable Care Act that Congress intended to help all eligible Americans obtain health insurance whether they get it through state or national exchanges. Access to affordable health care should not depend on where you live.
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“At a time when the United States in the only major country on earth that doesn’t guarantee health care to all Americans – and 35 million of our citizens today still lack insurance – it would have been an outrage to throw 6.4 million more people off health insurance.
“What the United States should do is join every other major nation and recognize that health care is a right of citizenship. A Medicare-for-all, single-payer system would provide better care at less cost for more Americans.”
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