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AMA News Room

June 25, 2015

AMA Statement on King v. Burwell Decision

For immediate release:
June 25, 2015

Statement attributed to:
Steven J. Stack, MD
President, American Medical Association

“The American Medical Association (AMA) is relieved that today’s Supreme Court decision will allow millions of patients to continue accessing the health care they need and deserve.

“Physicians know that the uninsured live sicker and die younger so the AMA has been a leading voice in support of expanding health insurance access to ensure patients can get the care they require.

“The subsidies upheld today help patients afford health insurance so they can see a doctor when they need one and not have to wait until a small health problem becomes a crisis. The subsidies provide patients with peace of mind that they will not risk bankruptcy should they become seriously ill or injured and experience catastrophic health care costs.

“With this case now behind us, we hope our country can move forward and continue strengthening our nation’s health care system.”


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