Vice Chair Crowley on Supreme Court Decision Upholding Affordable Care Act Tax Subsidies

Jun 25, 2015 Issues: Health Care

(Washington, D.C.)  – Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, released the statement below welcoming today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of King v. Burwell, which once again affirmed the Affordable Care Act and ensured millions of Americans will continue to receive subsidies to help cover the cost of health insurance: 

“For those of us who worked to enact the law, everyone who is helping to implement the law, and anyone who has taken the time to understand the law, today’s decision isn’t a surprise. The law is clear that tax credits will be available in every state. Period.

“In the five years since the Affordable Care Act became law, more than 16 million previously uninsured Americans have finally secured health insurance for themselves and their families. The millions of Americans who had no other options before now know they can access insurance that is affordable and meets their family’s needs. For many of these people, the tax credits provided by the healthcare law have made the difference that puts buying insurance within reach.

“With this partisan lawsuit behind us, I hope Republicans will finally abandon their relentless pursuit to weaken the law, and join us in not only working to positively improve our health care system, but also on ways to create jobs and strengthen our economy.”

Congressman Crowley is the nine-term representative from the 14th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and serves as Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives.