“Thank you for contacting me United States Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
On June 28, 2012, in the landmark decision of National Federation of Independent Business et. al. v. Health and Human Services et al., the United States Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148). The Supreme Court’s decision is an important step in upholding a law that will help drive down the cost of health care and increase access to those who don’t have coverage. Many important provisions will help reward the State of Washington for its cost-effective, outcome-based, delivery system.
Due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, people can no longer be denied insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions. The law provides small businesses tax breaks for providing health insurance. It also will help provide cheaper prescription drugs for seniors, and will permit young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26. It ends unfair penalties for Washington providers who deliver quality health care at a lower cost than other states, and it ensures Washington state’s Basic Health Plan will continue to serve as a national model for expanding access to care using bulk purchasing power. Finally, the law helps to build Washington state’s future health care workforce.
Ensuring that individuals have access to high quality affordable health care has always been a priority of mine. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I will continue to strongly advocate for increased access to quality health care, affordable health care cost, and improved efficiency of our medical delivery system.
Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.
United States Senator”
MY COMMENTS: After all we now know about this Obamanation of a law, this poor example of a Senator has the chutzpah to crow about it now. She is exposing herself for all of us to see what she really is, just another Liberal/Progressive who wants to make you a servant of big government who in-turn will be telling you what kind of healthcare you will be ALLOWED to have. She is just another tax and spend liberal who believes that raising taxes is the answer to all our ills. As I indicated in a earlier post, she is just another career politician, who happens to be one of those terrible millionaires who doesn’t pay enough taxes, but says we should pay more but I doubt that she pays any more that she has too. Don’t ever lose sight of the fact that the $250k they talk about as the limit, those below won’t pay more, that $250k is gross pay, not net! So almost all small business people will get hammered. SHE IS A DYED IN THE WOOL LIBERAL/PROGRESSIVE PERIOD! She must be voted out of office this election!