June 25,2015

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Wyden Cheers Supreme Court Ruling to Preserve Affordable Health Care for Millions of Americans

WASHINGTON –Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today applauded the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act by preserving tax credits for health insurance in states with federal health insurance marketplaces.

“Today, the Supreme Court has reached the same conclusion that has been so clear, to so many, for so long – Congress intended tax credits for all who qualified, no matter their zip code,” Wyden said.

“I applaud the Court for reading the law correctly. This ruling should once and for all put to rest challenges to the Affordable Care Act.

“The ACA’s core purpose – which has been clear from the outset – is to help as many people as possible get affordable, high-quality health insurance. Tax credits are key to making that work. And today the Court has affirmed Congress and the majority opinion of Americans.”

Wyden highlighted the majority opinion of Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote: “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not destroy them.”