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Statement from The Colorado Trust on the June 28, 2012 Ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act


Media Contact: Julian Kesner, Director of Communications
303-539-3147; [email protected]

DENVER, COLO.This morning the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, affirming this landmark law. The court’s ruling represents a significant step forward in helping to provide more affordable, meaningful health coverage for Americans, including the nearly one-third of Coloradans who are uninsured and underinsured.

Most of the provisions required through the Affordable Care Act closely align with the recommendations of Colorado’s own Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform, including Medicaid expansion. Today’s ruling assures that our state will have access to federally-funded Medicaid expansion, and underscores the need to maintain our commitment to Medicaid, working within the realities of our state budget.

The Colorado Trust stands firm behind its commitment to work closely with partners to achieve access to health for all Coloradans. The court’s ruling offers renewed hope for realizing this goal, and underscores the importance of providing Coloradans with good information, encouraging them to speak up about health care challenges and to be actively engaged in achieving workable solutions.

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Learn about the health equity issues affecting Coloradans at Collective Colorado, a publication of The Colorado Trust.