FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2012
Contact: Tom Guild, Democratic Nominee for Congress in Oklahoma’s Fifth District
Phone: 405-921-3811 or Email: [email protected]
Tom Guild Supports the Supreme Court Decision To Uphold The Affordable Health Care Act
Oklahoma City– Tom Guild, the Democratic Nominee for Congress from Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District, supports today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Health Care Act.
“I am very pleased that the United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. The fact that Republican and Bush Appointee Chief Justice Roberts cast the deciding vote to uphold the law is an important signal that the country needs to come together in a bipartisan fashion and create jobs and support education, pass the highway bill, and stop college student loans rates from doubling in two days. Progressive Republican President Teddy Roosevelt first introduced health care reform more than 100 years ago. However, without a Democratic Congress and President, the Affordable Care Act would have not been possible. The same folks who want to privatize Social Security, and have voted to end Medicare, want to undo the ACA even before it has fully gone into effect,” said Guild.
“The law already forbids insurance companies from refusing to cover children with pre-existing conditions. This will extend to adults with pre-existing conditions in 2014. The law now requires that 80-85% of the proceeds from insurance premiums be spent on those who are insured by each company. It prohibits large percentages to be spent on overhead including astronomic bonuses for health care company CEOs. The law outlaws lifetime caps on payouts to those with health insurance. This will reduce the number of folks who are forced into bankruptcy, because expensive and/or catastrophic health emergencies rack up bills that virtually no families can pay. It also allows families with children to keep their children on their health insurance policies until age 26. This is one of the most family friendly and pro-families laws in recent memory,” concluded Tom Guild, Fifth District Democratic Nominee in CD5.
Guild is currently running as the Democratic Party Nominee for the congressional seat in the Fifth District of Oklahoma. For more information about Tom and his campaign, visit www.guildforcongress.com