League of Women Voters Support Court's Decision on Affordable Care Act

'Upholding the ACA brings our nation closer to the goal of this law: to provide universal health care for all Americans.'


The League of Women Voters is very pleased with the Supreme Court's decision upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). "This decision protects the health of millions of Americans," said Elisabeth MacNamara, President of the national organization.

"Upholding the ACA brings our nation closer to the goal of this law: to provide universal health care for all Americans. There are still threats to these critical reforms and the League will continue its work fighting for progress on many fronts," MacNamara said.

Local President, Jane Partridge said, "The League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area will continue to educate our community on the importance of health care and the pivotal impact of the ACA. We look forward to helping get the word out about these significant measures affecting our health and well-being."

Because of this law, children no longer will be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, young adults can stay on their parents' health plans as dependents until age 26, Medicare participants will have annual check-ups and mammograms, and many uninsured Americans now will have health coverage.

Since 1993, the League has promoted health care for all. "We expressed great hope when the ACA passed Congress in 2010 after years of struggle. Today, we look to a brighter future, a tomorrow that includes health care coverage for all Americans." concluded MacNamara.

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Gary July 03, 2012 at 04:01 PM
The League of Women Voters have now established themselves as staunch socialists. ... just in case anyone didn't know that already.
marco sangria July 04, 2012 at 01:18 PM
The word objective and impartial are not part of that organization.
Sharon July 04, 2012 at 06:54 PM
I am not surprised but why not own your liberal position on all matters and call yourselves the league of kool aid drinkers!
Vicky Kujawa July 05, 2012 at 02:08 AM
AMEN Sharon!!!!


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