Congressman Lowenthal Applauds US Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Affordable Care Act Subsidies

June 25, 2015
Press Release

Congressman Alan Lowenthal today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling in King v. Burwell which upheld subsidies through the Affordable Care Act:

"I applaud the Supreme Court in its second major ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act. Common sense and reason have won out over obstructionism. Today's ruling only reaffirms my belief that affordable, quality healthcare is a right shared by all Americans, not a privilege available to only a few. 

"The health care of more than 6 million Americans was on the line and I'm pleased the Court ruled against yet another dubious legal challenge to the ACA.

"Even better news is that California's healthcare exchange, Covered California, was never in any danger and will continue to provide millions of Californians with access to better, more affordable healthcare.     

"I will continue to defend the Affordable Care Act in Congress and hope that the success of exchanges like Covered California will continue for Americans in every state of our nation."