Jun 28 2012
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RWJF Statement on the Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act Ruling

This morning, in a historic decision, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read the SCOTUS opinion here. In a statement released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation following the ruling, Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey commented on the landmark decision:

Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court allows the nation to move forward on the road to better health. The Affordable Care Act, when fully implemented, will expand the number of people with health coverage, introduce strategies for improving the quality of health care, and support plans to make our communities healthier places... Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court permits the implementation process to continue in full force, and we look forward to working with everyone who shares our goals to make meaningful improvements in the health and health care of our country.

The Foundation also posted a compiled listing of resources related to the ACA decision, including full and abbreviated analyses of the different scenarios that could have played out today.

>>Read the full statement from the Foundation.

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