Statement – Council Chairman Mel Franklin Says Supreme Court Decision Affirming “Obamacare” is Great News for Prince George’s County Residents

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Today’s Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell upholding the Affordable Care Act is a huge victory for the working families in Prince George’s County and across the nation.  The Affordable Care Act, also known as ‘Obamacare,’ was adopted by Congress based on the belief that access to quality, affordable healthcare should not be a privilege for the few who can afford it, but instead a right for all Americans.

Access to quality health care and prevention for our residents are also priority concerns for the County Council. Committed to the health and wellness of our citizens, the Council as the Prince George’s County Board of Health, continues to work with other stakeholders to build a world class Regional Health Center, and encourage development of healthy eating options, recreational opportunities, and walkable communities in the County.

Today’s Supreme Court decision ensures that the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, will be a permanent part of our nation’s social safety net and will continue to be available to the thousands of Prince George’s County residents who have gained access to healthcare since its passage.

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