Family Equality Council Commends Supreme Court For Affordable Care Act Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2015

Contact: Bradley Jacobs
Media Manager
917-324-8771
bjacobs@familyequality.org

 

Today, for the second time, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. The Court’s decision in King v. Burwell ensures that all eligible Americans have access to federal subsidies under the ACA, regardless of where they live.

Gabriel Blau, Executive Director of Family Equality Council, released the following statement:

“Access to affordable quality healthcare is the right of every person in this country and today’s decision ensures that those receiving federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act – including those who are LGBTQ – will not lose their critical, life-saving health coverage. LGBTQ people are uninsured at higher rates than non-LGBTQ people and have traditionally struggled not only with significant health disparities but also with higher rates of discrimination when seeking healthcare. The ACA has been an essential tool in decreasing such health disparities and has, in many cases for the first time, provided health coverage and security for millions of American families.”

For TV, newspaper and web interviews with Family Equality Council Executive Director Gabriel Blau, contact Media Manager Bradley Jacobs at 917-324-8771 or via email at bjacobs@familyequality.org.

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