Pelosi Statement on Appeals Courts’ Decisions on ACA Premium Tax Credits

Jul 22, 2014
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the rulings on the Affordable Care Act’s premium tax credits from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and the U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit:

“Today’s unanimous decision from the 4th Circuit affirms the intent of the Affordable Care Act: to make quality, affordable health insurance available to every American in every state. 

“Thanks to the historic reforms of this law, at least 14 million Americans are enjoying newfound health security, and the personal and economic freedom it provides.  Yet Republicans continue their toxic obsession with destroying the Affordable Care Act and the health coverage it offers so many American students, workers, women and families.  The goal of these profoundly cynical Republican efforts is unmistakable: to strip millions of American workers and families of their health insurance.

“The American people deserve better than Republicans’ lawsuits and legislative nihilism.  We are confident that as these cases advance, the plaintiffs’ obviously false interpretation of the law will be exposed as the baseless and desperate Republican distraction that it is.”

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