Third Way’s Statement on the Supreme Court Affordable Care Act Ruling
WASHINGTON — Third Way issued the following statement from Jim Kessler, Executive Vice President for Policy:
"Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court shows that once again the Affordable Care Act is here to stay, and that Republicans have absolutely nothing to offer the American people on health care. This 7-2 decision is a major victory for the 31 million Americans who are now covered through the ACA, the highest number ever, and the millions more who are eligible. They can finally breathe easy that their health care will not be taken away over esoteric legal arguments.
"The ACA remains the law of the land and continues to cap health care costs for millions who previously had no viable option for coverage. With this latest threat out of the way and with the ACA enjoying broad-based popularity, it’s time for Republicans to get the message and wave the white flag on the ACA. Health care is a right, and they should immediately stop their fringe lawsuits and meritless attacks that continuously destabilize and threaten the system.
"With another victory in the courts, we must work to finish the job of the ACA – and not stop until there is affordable and accessible health care for all."