Supreme Court Ruling on Health Reform: Statement by Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Supreme Court ruling will help secure health for all, right decision for America.
50 million uninsured Americans; three in four are in working households.
A strong health sector could create 5.6 million new jobs by 2020.
Congress must do list…stabilize state Medicaid budgets, incentives for employers.
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “The Supreme Court’s decision today was the right decision for America,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group. “Because of the Court’s action, 33 million Americans, including millions who could not get health insurance because they had a chronic illness like diabetes, will gain care they need and families will have financial peace of mind.”
“The Supreme Court has made its ruling, but now Congress must continue to act to secure health care for all and ensure a robust health care sector that is creating jobs. The top of Congress’ list must be stabilizing state Medicaid budgets and incentives for employers to provide insurance.”
“With the loss of stimulus support many states are unable to meet their Medicaid obligations forcing cuts in services critical to families struggling to recover from the recession. Many businesses also recovering from the recession need additional support to deliver health insurance to their employees. In fact more than three in four uninsured Americans are working.”
“Estimates are that a robust health sector will generate 5.6 million new jobs by 2020; the majority of those jobs would provide good wages for families to live on and benefits like health insurance. Health care has already been responsible for one in five new jobs created in 2012.”
“Investments in health care support America’s families and bolster local, state, and national economic recovery. Today’s decision by the Court was the right decision for American families and the right decision for the American economy.”
Editors Note: The Alliance’s Statement of Principles on Access to Affordable Quality Health Care is available at http://www.hispanichealth.org/about/principles.aspx.
About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health: The Alliance is the nation’s foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the health of Hispanics in the United States. The Alliance represents thousands of Hispanic health providers across the nation providing services to more than 15 million each year, making a daily difference in the lives of Hispanic communities and families. For more information, visit http://www.hispanichealth.org or call the Alliance’s Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.
SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health