Rep. John Lewis on Court Decision to Uphold Healthcare Bill
“This is a great victory for the American people. The Supreme Court decision makes it clear that people have been misled about the benefits of this bill and its value to them and their families.
“Because of this bill, 2 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions, denied by insurers before, are able to purchase healthcare. Seniors and people with disabilities, 3.6 million Georgians, will be able to save on their prescription drugs, and young adults who have just started in the workforce can be carried on their parents’ policies until the age of 26. And the best is yet to come. In 2014, 30 million more Americans will be covered. This is now the law of the land.
“I understand a multi-million dollar campaign is being launched in Georgia based on false conclusions to foment ire among the people to repeal this legislation. In response to this televised barrage, Americans must use their own experience and the experiences of people who now have healthcare to assess the truth of these ads. I petition Republicans to end the partisan politicking and get back to the work of leading a nation in need of answers to the healthcare crisis. Let’s move forward together to build upon the progress this law represents.”