Statement On Supreme Court Health Care Ruling
WASHINGTON – The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future issued the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court once again upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in an overwhelming 7-2 ruling.
“Our nation’s health care system is working to expand access to the affordable, high-quality health coverage and care every American deserves, all while a majority of voters express satisfaction with their current coverage,” said Lauren Crawford Shaver, the Partnership’s executive director. “Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court serves as an important reminder that the best path forward is to build on and improve what is working – where private coverage, Medicare and Medicaid work together to help Americans get healthy and stay healthy. Policymakers should work together to lower costs, protect patient choice, expand access, improve quality and foster innovation – not start over by creating a new government-controlled health insurance system such as Medicare for All, Medicare at 60 or the public option.”
Our current health care system is working to expand access to affordable, high-quality health coverage and care.
- New data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reveals that nearly 31 million Americans have gained coverage under current law in 2021.
- More than 1 million consumers now have health coverage that costs $10 or less per month via the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, according to data from HHS.
- New research from the Commonwealth Fund shows our current health care system has lowered adult uninsured rates and racial and ethnic coverage inequities in almost every state over the past decade.
Most Americans are satisfied with their current coverage and prefer to build on and improve what’s working in health care rather than start over.
- The May 2021 edition of Voter Vitals – a nationwide tracking poll conducted by Locust Street Group for the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future – shows that a strong majority of voters (65 percent) prefer for lawmakers to build on our current health care system rather than starting over by creating a new government-controlled health insurance system such as the public option, Medicare For All, Medicare Buy-In or Medicare at 60.
- The vast majority of voters with health insurance coverage (76 percent) are satisfied with their coverage, the survey finds.
- The findings of Voter Vitals align with other national polling, including a recent Gallup survey, which found that 74 percent of Americans rate their health care coverage as excellent or good.