Congressman Sires' Statement on King v. Burwell Decision
(Washington, D.C) - Congressman Sires released the following statement regarding today's Supreme Court decision on King v. Burwell:
"I am relieved that the Supreme Court ruled today 6-3 to uphold subsidies for 6.4 million Americans to ensure that they continue to receive affordable health insurance. Prior to the decision, 34 states, including New Jersey, were at risk of losing access to premium tax credits when purchasing health coverage on the federal marketplace.
This is now the second time that the Affordable Care Act has been upheld by the Supreme Court. The decision reaffirms that the law is working in providing access to health care for millions of families and middle-class Americans who would not otherwise be able to obtain affordable coverage.
Now the 172,000 New Jerseyans who were at risk of losing financial assistance can rest easy knowing that they will continue to have access to affordable and comprehensive health care."