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Marian Wright Edelman Responds to Supreme Court Decision

For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Patti Hassler
Vice President of Communications and Outreach
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Washington, D.C.

Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children’s Defense Fund released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the King v. Burwell case:

Today the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed what we already knew to be true, Congress clearly intended to make tax credits in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) available to everyone no matter where they lived. Their decision is a huge relief to the millions of low-income and middle-income Americans, including hundreds of thousands of children, who would have lost health coverage secured under the Affordable Care Act if the Supreme Court had ruled otherwise in King v. Burwell. Let’s now put aside politics and work together to ensure the ACA truly works for all. Progress already has been made, with the lowest level of uninsured adults and children on record. Let’s continue until every child has a healthy start with access to quality, affordable health care.


The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.