- Published: Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:18 PM
Biss lauds Supreme Court decision to uphold health care subsidies
Ruling allows 232,000 Illinoisans to maintain affordable coverage
SPRINGFIELD — State Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this morning in King v. Burwell that subsidies to help eligible individuals pay for health insurance are available under the Affordable Care Act, including in states, such as Illinois, where the federal government administers the insurance exchange:
I'm thrilled the U.S Supreme Court has ruled to uphold health care subsidies for all states under the Affordable Care Act. Even though the law is relatively new, millions of Americans have come to depend on it for their health care, and the subsidies provide critical support -- both to individuals and to the overall functionality of the law. More than 232,000 low- and moderate-income Illinoisans benefit from today's ruling, and we should all celebrate this victory for their standard of living and peace of mind.