June 25 2015

The California Endowment applauds the Supreme Court of United States for its ruling upholding federal subsidies under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Dr. Robert K. Ross, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of The California Endowment, released the following statement:

“The Supreme Court ruled yet again for Obamacare. It’s time to stop fighting this law and start enrolling more Americans. ‘Obamacare Lives’ means that the right of all Americans to stay healthy is preserved. Millions of people nationwide and in California have gained the security of health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, driving down the uninsured rate to a record low.

“The growth in health care costs has slowed, hospital emergency rooms are treating fewer uninsured patients, the days of being denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition are over, and critical preventive services are now offered for free. The California Endowment will continue to play a role in ensuring that this critical health care law reaches as many Californians as possible. That means we will also continue to help find coverage solutions for undocumented Californians locked out of access to care.”