Monday, November 14, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to health reform

Colorado Center on Law and Policy Health Care Attorney Adela Flores-Brennan issued the following statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court's agreement to hear a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

"The U.S. Supreme Court's decision today was long expected. The Supreme Court took up the major issues raised in the lower court cases. We look forward to the court's final decision, which will allow Colorado to move forward without impediment to implementing this law that benefits so many Coloradans. We're confident the court will uphold the law's constitutionality. Implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will decrease the number of uninsured Coloradans, provide greater protections for consumers and help contain costs.  Already, the law has provided important improvements for Coloradans like ensuring children cannot be denied coverage, providing additional access to coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and helping Colorado businesses provide coverage for early retirees. A positive ruling from the Supreme Court will move Colorado and the nation one step closer to achieving near universal coverage."

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