DANR Hails Supreme Court Upholding Constitutionality of Most Provisions of the Affordable Care Act, Which Benefits US Minorities
Washington, DC (June 28, 2012). – The Dominican American National Roundtable and its National Council (NDAC) hail the U.S. Supreme Court for upholding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), bill number H.R.3590.
The Act, dubbed as “Obamacare”, was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, after the 111th United States Congress passed it.
The Act stipulates immediate improvements in health care coverage for all Americans, and also establishes a timeline for its implementation. Most changes will take place by 2014.
Among its salient provisions, the Act increases insurance coverage of pre-existing conditions, and expands access to insurance to 30 million Americans.
“DANR applauds the decision of the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of most of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which not only offers assistance to minorities and Americans with low and moderate incomes, but also mandates comprehensive health insurance reform,” said Dr. Maria Teresa Montilla, President of the Dominican American National Roundtable.
“DANR National Board and President Montilla also agree with President Obama’s statement that ‘no illness or accident should lead to any family’s financial ruin’.”
Click on the following link for a printable copy of the bill as passed by both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. BILLS-111hr3590enr
For more information about President Obama’s reaction, click here.