Supreme Court Upholds President Obama's Health Care Reform

June 28, 2012

Today, the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act ensures hard-working, middle class families will get the security they deserve and protects every American from the worst insurance company abuses. The Court has issued a clear and final ruling on this law.

For a comprehensive overview of the Affordable Care Act, visit WhiteHouse.gov/HealthReform and HealthCare.gov.

Let’s take a look at what today’s ruling means for the middle class:

  • Insurance companies no longer have unchecked power to cancel your policy, deny you coverage, or charge women more than men.
  • Soon, no American will ever again be denied care or charged more due to a pre-existing condition, like cancer or even asthma.
  • Preventive care will still be covered free of charge by insurance companies--including mammograms for women and wellness visits for seniors.
  • By August, millions of Americans will receive a rebate because their insurance company spent too much of their premium on administrative costs or CEO bonuses.
  • 5.3 million seniors will continue to save $600 a year on their prescription drugs.
  • Efforts to strengthen and protect Medicare by cracking down on waste, fraud, and abuse will remain in place.
  • 6.6 million young adults will still be able to stay on their family's plan until they're 26.

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