“Millions of older Americans can breathe a sigh of relief with the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. The justices’ decision protects enhancements in health coverage for ‘near seniors’ aged 55-65 and Medicare beneficiaries, as well. The Affordable Care Act limits the premiums insurers can charge based on age, protects patients with pre-existing conditions, and improves Medicare coverage – including a broad array of preventative services with no out-of-pocket cost to seniors and phasing out the ‘donut hole’ in Part D prescription coverage. The justices rightly turned back this latest attempt by conservatives to strip tens of millions of Americans of health coverage. With the ACA safe from legal challenges for now, let’s redouble our efforts to expand affordability and access to health care for the near seniors, seniors, and all other Americans who need it.” – Max Richtman, President and CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
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