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Rep. Loebsack: "Today's decision will bring stability"


Congressman Dave Loebsack, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, says the decision will bring stability and certainty to Iowans.

Here is his full statement:

"Today's decision will bring stability and certainty to Iowans as they make critical health care choices for themselves and their families. It maintains protections for those who have pre-existing conditions, ensures no Iowan will be denied coverage, and that young Iowans can stay on their parents' health care plans until they are 26. Additionally, this ruling affirms that preventative care will be provided without a co-payment, and that those who lose their jobs will not lose their coverage. It also prevents women from being charged higher premiums simply because they are female, and prohibits pregnancy from being treated as a pre-existing condition. Further, the Medicare prescription drug donut hole will be completely closed by 2020, through reforms that are already saving our seniors $650 each this year.

"As we move forward, the bill is not perfect and I will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure that the Affordable Care Act is enacted in a way that will reduce health care costs and help bring stability to Iowans during these difficult economic times."

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