Thursday, June 25, 2015

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness Director Applauds Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Healthcare

The Supreme Court of the United States decided today in a 6-3 vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, Director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness, expressed praise for the decision of the court.

“The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness has advocated for affordable healthcare for all citizens of the United States for more than sixty years.  We are grateful that the Supreme Court upheld the legitimacy of state exchanges, which provide greater access to enrollment in states that are not participating in the federal effort to insure people. It is our hope that this decision will end the long and arduous debate over the Affordable Healthcare Act, and that our nation will now focus on other important issues related to poverty and inequality.”