Statement of National Alliance for Hispanic Health on King v. Burwell Supreme Court Decision
Court Decision Right for America; Time for All States to Expand Medicaid
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — “Millions have enrolled in health plans believing in the full faith and credit of the government’s promise of a subsidy. Today, the Supreme Court affirmed that faith and provided a greater sense of security for American family budgets. But, the job is far from done. Another 4 million persons, including about 1 million Hispanics, would have coverage today if all States had expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The majority of those left behind are workers who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but are still below the poverty level. Now is the time for Congress and States to find the solution that fulfills the promise of coverage for these hard working individuals and families,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group.
About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (The Alliance)
The Alliance is the nation’s foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the health of Hispanics in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.hispanichealth.org or call the Alliance’s Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.