Hatch Statement in response to Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act
For immediate release: June 28, 2012
Statement by Senator Jack Hatch of Des Moines, chair of the Iowa Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee and former leader of the national Working Group of State Legislators for Health Care Reform.
“The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today is a major victory for all Iowans, both those with health insurance and those without. Now, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the health care of every Iowan will improve and become more secure while costs for consumers and businesses are reduced.
“Iowa’s nonpartisan, forward-looking approach to health care made us the top state in the nation with regard to children’s health care. We should now take full advantage of the new opportunities presented by this decision to make Iowa the best state in the nation when it comes to health care for every Iowan.
“I’m confident that most elected officials in our state are ready to work closely with consumers, health care providers, insurers, business leaders and others to do just that.”
–end–Posted Jun. 28th, 2012 at 9:57 am by Senate Staff