Weiser statement on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act
June 17, 2021 (DENVER)— Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser released the following statement regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Affordable Care Act case California v. Texas:
“Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court has kept the Affordable Care Act in place. The first action I took as Colorado attorney general was to join with other states in defending the ACA in this case. I did so because, time and time again, Coloradans throughout the state have shared with me their concerns about having access to affordable healthcare. Despite repeated attacks, we can now celebrate that the ACA is still the law of the land.
“Because of the ACA, 700,000 Coloradans with pre-existing conditions, like cancer or diabetes, have access to healthcare, as do 400,000 more because of the Medicaid expansion. During the past year, the COVID-19 health emergency has highlighted just how crucial access health care is to Coloradans who faced health and financial hardships.
“As attorney general, I am committed to fighting for access to healthcare, lowering the price of prescription drugs, and supporting enhanced mental health treatment and service opportunities.”
Colorado was one of the states defending the Affordable Care Act in the case.