FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2021
DNC Chair: ‘The ACA is Here to Stay’
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act:
“The Affordable Care Act is here to stay. Despite the best efforts of Republicans for the better part of the last decade to roll back, weaken and eliminate this historic law, the Supreme Court once again cemented affordable health care coverage for tens of millions of Americans and the over 133 million Americans living with preexisting conditions.
“While today is a significant victory for the American people, we know that the fight is not over. The ACA is only the start. Thanks to President Biden and the American Rescue Plan, we’ve already seen historic progress this year with more Americans now covered under the ACA than ever before. Democrats believe that access to affordable health care is a right, not a privilege, and we will not stop fighting to expand access and lower costs for even more American families.”