Former State Representative and Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate, Paul Sadler’s Statement On the Supreme Court’s Decision On Historic Healthcare Legislation
Austin, TX – “This morning the Supreme Court, following the rule of law, handed down its decision regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The decision of the Supreme Court is a great victory for the citizens of this country who already have insurance, as well as those in need of healthcare. There are many provisions, as I have previously outlined, that are vast improvements to the system, and offer important benefits to the American public. Those benefits include the elimination of the pre-existing condition exception, women are finally being treated equally and not as if they have a pre-existing condition, our children can remain on our insurance coverage until age 26, senior citizens are provided an annual screening and it closes the donut hole for prescription medication, it also creates greater efficiencies by coordinating chronic care, just to name a few.
Republican suggestions that we should repeal the Act take away valuable healthcare rights, which this legislation has provided to all of us. While I recognize that the Act is not perfect and can be improved, it is essential that we keep the benefits we have gained, and therefore I salute the opinion of the United States Supreme Court.
I look forward to the opportunity to debate the Republican candidate to the U.S. Senate on this issue.”