PSEA President Mike Crossey: Supreme Court Decision Will Help Children Keep Health Care
PSEA President Mike Crossey issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act:
“Now that the Supreme Court has upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, children, young adults, and working class Pennsylvanians can worry less about losing the medical care that can keep them healthy and even save their lives.
“The Affordable Care Act was designed to give all Americans access to health care. It prohibits insurance companies from denying health coverage to the 657,000 children in Pennsylvania with pre-existing conditions. The Court’s decision ensures that this security won’t be taken from them.
“In addition, the Court’s decision guarantees coverage will continue for the more than 91,000 young adults in Pennsylvania ages 19-25 who gained coverage under their parent’s health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. These young people and their parents no longer have to worry that a serious injury or illness could destroy their financial future.
“PSEA members see the challenges that many of our students face every day. We see poverty and illness in our classrooms and school buildings. As educators and support professionals, we dedicate our lives to helping these children – every day.
“As PSEA’s president, I am proud to know that the federal government will continue to join us in helping these children – and that the Affordable Care Act will help children get the health care that they can’t find anywhere else.”