Montefiore Statement On The Supreme Court Upholding Key Provision Of The Affordable Care Act
U.S. Government Can Continue to Provide Health Subsidies to Lower- and Moderate Income Americans
Jun 25, 2015, 05:07 ET
NEW YORK, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier today, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the Affordable Care Act will remain unchanged, and that the government can continue to subsidize health care coverage through the federal exchange in states without state exchanges. The overwhelming decision by the Supreme Court will save lives by continuing to provide vital subsidies for those who otherwise could not access the care they need.
The Obama administration estimates that 6.4 million Americans currently get financial subsidies through Healthcare.gov.
"Today was a historic victory in the effort to preserve and uphold affordable health insurance for millions," said Steven M. Safyer, M.D., President and CEO, Montefiore Health System. "Access to health care is a human right, not a privilege. The overwhelming and clear decision by the Supreme Court to continue a policy that ensures coverage is the right thing to do. Better health care coverage leads to a healthier nation, which is a hallmark of a strong democracy. We're pleased that the court made this decision and look forward to continuing to partner with the government and other payers on efforts to reduce health disparities in our nation and to preserve and strengthen health care in America."
About Montefiore Health System
Montefiore is a premier academic health system and the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Combining nationally-recognized clinical excellence with a population health perspective that focuses on the comprehensive needs of the communities it serves, Montefiore delivers coordinated, compassionate, science-driven care where, when and how patients need it most. Montefiore consists of eight hospitals and an extended care facility with a total of 2,747 beds, a School of Nursing, and state-of-the-art primary and specialty care provided through a network of more than 150 locations across the region, including the largest school health program in the nation and a home health program. The Children's Hospital at Montefiore is consistently named in U.S. News' "America's Best Children's Hospitals." Montefiore's partnership with Einstein advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. The health system derives its inspiration for excellence from its patients and community, and continues to be on the frontlines of developing innovative approaches to care. For more information please visit http://www.montefiore.org. Follow us on Twitter; like us on Facebook; view us on YouTube.
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