Affordable Care Act is Constitutional!

Responding to the United States Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement:

"Today is a great day for working Americans. The Supreme Court’s decision clears the way for millions of people to have the access to the affordable, high quality health care that had previously been denied.

Seniors will continue to be spared from having to choose between paying for prescription drugs and putting food on the table. Parents can rest easier knowing their children are covered. Bankruptcies due to health care costs will soon become a thing of the past. Finally, nobody will have to avoid getting the health care they need due to costs.

Minnesota’s union members worked hard to make this law a reality, and we are pleased the court affirmed its constitutionality.

Now that this issue has been settled, we are hopeful our elected leaders will come together to craft policies that get middle class Americans back to work.”