Following today’s Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act, Nevada Democratic Victory spokesperson, Molly Forgey, issued the following statement:
“After over a decade of relentless Republican opposition and numerous frivolous and failed lawsuits by the GOP, the Supreme Court has once again made it abundantly clear that the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land in this country.
Today’s ruling is a victory for all Americans but also the 1.2 million Nevadans with pre-existing conditions and those worried that they could be forced to choose between their health and making ends meet. Families across this state can rest easy tonight knowing that tomorrow they will continue to have access to quality, affordable health care that won’t summarily raise their costs and is free of discrimination for those with pre-existing conditions.
If not for the leadership of Senator Cortez Masto defending the Affordable Care Act on the Senate floor while the Senate GOP worked to gut the landmark law, and the strength and foresight of Governor Sisolak to ensure protections for pre-existing conditions were made permanent in Nevada – countless Nevadans today would be without the health care they need and deserve.
Nevada Democratic Victory knows what is at stake for Nevada’s families and that is why we are working day and night to elect Democrats up and down the ballot to expand and protect access to affordable health care for hundreds of thousands of Nevadans, not rip away their health care when Nevadans need it most.”
Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act over 350,000 Nevadans have gained health care coverage. Last year alone, more than 81,000 Nevadans enrolled in a health care plan under the Nevada Health Link Exchange and more than 211,000 have gained coverage since becoming a Medicaid expansion state. Meanwhile, 1.2 million Nevadans suffering from pre-existing conditions will be protected and maintain access to quality care. Ending the Affordable Care Act would have left hundreds of thousands of Nevadans without life-saving care, devastating hardworking families across our state and severely dragging down our economy.
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