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Congressman Braley's statement on Supreme Court decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -

Congressman Bruce Braley released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's healthcare act.

"The Supreme Court got it right today. This decision is good news for the middle class and affordable healthcare. It makes me think of thousands of Iowans like my nephew, Tucker. Tucker survived a fight with liver cancer at age 2 because his family had health insurance. But his parents lived in constant fear of losing their jobs because Tucker would be denied new insurance due to his pre-existing condition. The healthcare reform law ended those fears -- and this decision means many other critical reforms will stay in place."

"From allowing 18,000 Iowans to stay on their parents' insurance up to age 26, to requiring insurance companies cover screenings for diseases like breast cancer, to saving Iowa seniors hundreds of dollars per year on their Medicare prescription drugs, the law's positive impact on Iowa is just beginning to be felt."

"It's not a perfect law. That's why I'll be working to bring Republicans and Democrats together to improve it and make it better."

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