Jun 28, 2012
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Supreme Court Decision Upholding Health Care Reform
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruled the Affordable Care Act constitutional:
“Today’s ruling isn’t a political victory for Democrats, it’s a victory for America’s middle class and seniors, and now House Republicans need to drop their partisan obstruction and move on. Insurance companies are not back in control of a patient’s care. Insurance companies can’t again deny coverage to people with asthma, cancer or heart disease, or block women from getting cancer screenings.
“Republicans have wasted the last 18 months on a misguided, partisan crusade to put insurance companies back in charge of health care, instead of getting the economy back on track and strengthening the middle class.
“Democrats will continue to fight Republicans’ wrong priorities: putting insurance companies back in charge of health care and drastically cutting Medicare, raising health care costs for seniors while protecting tax breaks for millionaires, Big Oil and corporations that ship jobs overseas.”