Press Release

Statement On King v. Burwell Decision

RICH UMBDENSTOCK

PRESIDENT AND CEO

AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION 

June 25, 2015

 

The AHA welcomes today’s Supreme Court decision. There were more than six million good reasons for it because it ensures continued access to health insurance subsidies for so many Americans.  In the short time the subsidies have been available, hard-working people who are sick, need care for chronic conditions, or want preventive care have been able to seek care more easily. Most significantly, providing access to primary and preventive care helps improve the health and well-being of individuals, family and communities. 

Today is a significant victory for protecting access to care for many of those who need it.  America’s hospitals will continue to advocate for coverage for all, an essential part of better health and better health care for Americans.

 

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