Virginia – June 28, 2012 – News Release – Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement, the Patient Protection and Affordable Cart Act.
“Healthcare represents 18 percent of the U.S.’s gross domestic product but too often was an unaffordable luxury to many young people and working families,” said Virginia Young Democrats Executive Vice President, Antonio Elias. “The president’s efforts on healthcare have made it a functional reality for millions of Americans who could never have afforded basic coverage under the rising costs within the system.”
“President Obama’s fearless leadership on this critical issue is a hallmark of his presidency,” said VAYD Political Director Hannah Wiegard. “Under his leadership one of the greatest areas of inequality, access to affordable health coverage, has been expanded to all Americans.”
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides millions of Americans access to health coverage.
“Provisions of the law allow people under 26 to remain on their parents’ health plans, provide drug coverage for seniors, and prevent individuals with pre-existing conditions from being denied health coverage,” said VAYD Communications Director James Lewis. “The law is a landmark achievement, and this is a historic day for our President and his leadership.”
The Virginia Young Democrats is a membership organization representing young people under the age of 35 who identify as Democrats or support the tenets of the Democratic Party and reside in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Virginia Young Democrats furthers the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party, thereby improving our society through peaceful reform and effective government that serves those in need.
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