Statement From A.G. Schneiderman On U.S. Supreme Court Decision To Uphold The Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON – The following statement can be attributed to Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today to uphold the Affordable Care Act. In 2011, Attorney General Schneiderman filed a brief in support of the law.

“The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act is an historic victory for the tens of millions more Americans who will be covered by health insurance. The law's effects will be significant in our state, where over two million people are uninsured. Over a million uninsured New Yorkers will soon have access to affordable coverage. This law will continue to provide a spectrum of key consumer protections including keeping young adults on their parents' plans, ending pre-existing condition restrictions, and increasing consumer information about health care choices. My office stands ready to enforce the Affordable Care Act to ensure that all New Yorkers will benefit from the law's protections.”

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