Obamacare Victory in Supreme Court a Victory for Marylanders
Statement of AFSCME Council 67 Executive Director Glen Middleton on the U.S. Supreme Court’ s decision affirming the constitutionality of Obamacare
Washington, DC — “Today’s historic U.S. Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of Obamacare is a victory for middle class families.
“Thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision, Obamacare will continue to ensure that children in Maryland cannot be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, seniors will pay less for prescription drugs and students and young adults can remain on their parents’ plans.
“Now is the time to put partisan politics and political posturing behind us. This law is not only constitutional, but also critical to the lives of the people in Maryland that can now access the health care they deserve.
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley should begin the important process of implementing Obamacare. While the court ruling stipulates that Congress cannot withdraw existing Medicaid funding to states that do not comply, it would be wrong for any politician to hold people’s health care hostage because of a political grudge.”
AFSCME’s 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen. With members in hundreds of different occupations — from nurses to corrections officers, child care providers to sanitation workers — AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.