Shaheen Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding Key Provision of Affordable Care Act

June 25, 2015

(WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement today on the United States Supreme Court’s ruling on the case of King v. Burwell, in which the court upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows for states using the federal insurance marketplace exchange to qualify for subsidies:

“I’m tremendously relieved that the Supreme Court’s decision today maintains affordable healthcare for the 30,000 Granite Staters who receive health insurance tax credits,” said Shaheen. “For those of us who supported the Affordable Care Act, it was always our intention to provide subsidies to families who needed help purchasing health insurance, regardless of where they lived. The Affordable Care Act is not perfect, and I will continue working to improve it, but today is a big victory for all those families across the country whose healthcare hung in the balance.”