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Jueves, Junio 25, 2015

Latinas Applaud Supreme Court Decision Affirming ACA Provisions

Press Release
Washington
Loretta Kane, Camino Public Relations Phone: 917.410.7242 Email: lk@caminopr.org

Up to two million Latinas retain access to affordable health coverage

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health(NLIRH) applauds the Supreme Court decision confirming that premium tax credits were intended by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to help consumers in every state afford health insurance, and protecting access to affordable health coverage for millions of women and Latino/as in states with federally facilitated marketplaces.

Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of NLIRH, issued the following statement:

“The Supreme Court has confirmed what we already knew: premium tax credits were intended to help people in every state afford health coverage. Thanks to this ruling, hundreds of thousands of Latinas will retain their health insurance, and up to two million will retain the opportunity to access affordable coverage, now and into the future.

“Before the Affordable Care Act, more than one in three Latinas had no health insurance at all, and millions of others struggled with overpriced coverage and inadequate care. Thanks to the gains of the ACA, more Latinas than ever have access to quality, affordable care, and we will not stop until that promise is fulfilled. Latinas will not go back.”

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to building Latina power to advance health, dignity, and justice for 26 million Latinas, their families, and communities in the United States through leadership development, community mobilization, policy advocacy, and strategic communications.