The Congressional Hispanic Caucus sent out a statement today regarding the Supreme Court's health care ruling.
“The Supreme Court’s decision is a victory for all Americans, including the 16 million uninsured Hispanics. Access to healthcare has been a longstanding concern to the Hispanic community, as Latinos are far less likely to get preventive services but have a greater chance than whites of being diagnosed with diseases like diabetes.
“Already we have seen the benefits of these reforms in the Latino community. Nearly 750,000 young Latinos have been able to get coverage through their parents’ plans and by 2014, when the reforms are fully implemented, 9 million more uninsured Latinos will be eligible to receive coverage. With the decision, America moves closer to lightening the burden on working families and ensuring that all our citizens will have a brighter future.
“Now, it is time for my Republican colleagues to stop playing partisan politics with Americans’ well-being. Their obstructionist arguments lost in Congress and lost in our country’s highest court, so hopefully Republicans will end their insistence that important policy goals cannot or should not be accomplished. The Supreme Court has announced clearly that our healthcare reforms are constitutional and can deliver coverage to those who need it most, so now Congress must move forward with solutions. If things are done simply for the sake of political advantage, as Republicans have demonstrated to do, the American people will continue to suffer. ”
-- Anna M. Tinsley