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Supreme Court Hands American Families a Big Victory


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For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 28, 2012
Contact: Donna De La Cruz, (202) 339-9331

Insurance Cos. Can’t Price Gouge or Deny Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions

(WASHINGTON)—The Supreme Court’s ruling today upholding President Obama’s health care law is a huge victory for Americans who now are guaranteed that insurance companies cannot price gouge or deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.
“This decision is a big win for all families in America.  Millions of Americans will gain insurance coverage for the first time, joining the more than 100 million who are already benefiting from the law’s consumer protections and benefits,” said Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director for the Campaign for Community Change. “We particularly note it was one of the most conservative justices who wrote the opinion upholding this law.”
“The health of Americans should not be used in political games or by insurance companies to make money,” Bhargava said. “To all those beholden to the record-setting lobbying money that was spent trying to stop and now to overturn this law here is our message: This fight is over. Families have won and it’s time to get to work on additional bold measures to get our economy back on track.”