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Statement on U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act

NEWS RELEASE

June 28, 2012

Former Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, a candidate in Arizona's Congressional District 1, responds to today's Supreme Court decision:

"This ruling is a win for the hard-working families in our district -- along with millions of Americans -- who agree we should protect children with preexisting conditions, help seniors who face soaring prescription costs, and preserve tax cuts for small-business owners who want to provide employee health coverage. And it's a win for the 12 tribal communities across our district that urgently needed the permanent authorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

“This law is not perfect -- it can be improved. But as we go forward and look for common ground, let’s hold to this core principle: People should have access to affordable health care."

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