Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Rep. Jeffries Statement on Today’s Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow nationwide Health Care Subsidies

Jun 25, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court’s decision to allow nationwide health care subsidies:

“President Obama’s health care law is one of the most important pieces of legislation of our generation. It has provided vital health insurance to millions of people across this nation, many of whom could not afford it or were previously denied due to preexisting conditions.

The Supreme Court acted in a bipartisan and responsible manner to protect the Affordable Care Act and the tax subsidies it provides for hardworking Americans. House Republicans have tried – and failed – to overturn this law more than 50 times, wasting millions of taxpayer dollars in the process. The Supreme Court decision should put an end to this spectacle.

The Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. It is time for Congressional Republicans to move on."

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