RI leaders applaud healthcare decision
Posted: 6/28/2012 11:00:26 AM
Members of Rhode Islands delegation and some healthcare providers are taking a victory lap after the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold President Obamas healthcare plan.
Access to affordable health care is a necessity for all Americans, and I am proud that President Obamas historic health care reform law, which I strongly support, has been upheld by the Supreme Court this decision ensures that nearly 15,000 Rhode Island seniors will continue to save on their prescription drug costs, more than 7,500 young adults in our state will be able to stay on their parents plans until they are 26, and insurance companies will not be able to deny coverage to as many as 54,000 Rhode Island children who live with pre-existing conditions, said Congressman David Cicilline.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse touted the victory as well. For the many Rhode Islanders I've heard from who are counting on the reforms in the Affordable Care Act to help them gain access to vital health services, the Supreme Court today sent a clear message that those reforms will go forward. By upholding the law, the Court validated the principle that all Americans should have access to health care. Seniors will continue receiving discounts on prescription drugs, children can continue to stay on their parents health insurance policy after college, and individuals suffering from chronic illness wont need to worry about running into lifetime caps, said Whitehouse.
Langevin said this issue is particularly close to his heart since he has overcome signifigant health issues. One of the driving motivations behind my running for Congress in the first place was the belief that everyone should have access to the same high quality care that has allowed me to overcome signficant health challenges in my life. This ruling represents an important victory for tens of millions of Americans without insurance, millions more struggling to afford it, and for our economy, which cannot continue to withstand the costs of our current systems inefficiencies," said Langevin. Langevin said the bill is a victory to those with pre-existing conditions who have been denied care.
The Hospital Association of Rhode Island also applauded the decision saying the healthcare plan will help provide Rhode Islanders with affordable care. More than 120,000 Rhode Islanders currently lack health insurance. Each day, nearly 150 patients seek care in our hospitals without the ability to pay. The cost of uncompensated care exceeded $160 million last year and has become a monumental fiscal burden for our struggling hospitals. The Affordable Care Act will help to alleviate these challenges and ensure that every Rhode Islander has access to quality health care
Dee DeQuattro | WPRO News
(6/29/2012 2:15:05 PM) |
The biggest feather in anyones cap was the Unions being crushed in several recent court decision through out the country and with voters in Wisconsin! Go Gov. Walker!!!!!!
Gene, as far as the GOP relying on the Dumb? I think you have that wrong. You sound like a regular dumb a$$ Democrat, how is higher education going to be free?? No education is free. Have you looked at your outrageously high tax bill lately? Our "free education" is too high.
Now Gene, who is the dumb one here. WOW.
(6/29/2012 11:34:16 AM) |
Hey Bo, I would expect no less from an ill-educated peasant like you! Here's a suggestion for that middle finger you were posting about: shove it fast and hard up your ignorant _______. Maybe it will loosen something up in there and allow you to think straight again.
Now go back into your hole, hole!
(6/29/2012 8:41:23 AM) |
Hey Jackson, I got something for you and the loser in the Whitehouse....middle finger straight up....pointed directly at you two fraud clown losers and anybody else like you....
(6/28/2012 11:28:50 PM) |
Evidently jackson is either uninformed or is on whitehouse's handouts.
(6/28/2012 7:11:59 PM) |
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. I can't stop laughing at the idiotic comments being posted by SFCPete, RonB and Bo (hopefully you leave RI before November as we're sick of you too).
The three of you sound like babies crying in their own filthy diapers! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!
And get ready for PRESIDENT OBAMA kicking Mittwitt's butt come November b/c Mr. 1% doesn't have a chance! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!!
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