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Blog: Cardin Calls Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling 'The Best Possible Decision'

Sen. Cardin calls on Congress to move the nation forward.

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today called the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act “the best possible decision for the American people, because everyone now will have access to affordable, quality care and will be protected against the abusive practices of insurance companies.” 

The Senator also called on Congress to put partisanship aside and to move forward on issues such as the economy and job creation.

“Upholding the Affordable Care Act, in its entirety, was the right decision under the law for the Supreme Court," he said. "I thank the justices for setting aside the politics surrounding this debate and actually following precedent and the law.

“The Supreme Court’s decision is a win for the American people and the future of our health care system. The Affordable Care Act will extend coverage to 32 million Americans who are now uninsured; it will guarantee strong patient protections for all; it will improve Medicare coverage for nearly 50 million seniors; and it will reduce the nation’s deficit by $230 billion over the next decade.

"Before this law, every responsible American with health insurance was subsidizing the health care needs of the rest. That unfair arrangement will be coming to an end soon, as all Americans become part of a more efficient, more cost-effective health care system.” 

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Amy Leahy July 09, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Get out and work for Dan Bongino…get Ben Cardin out of office.
Amy Leahy July 09, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Maryland is a sanctuary state. We had to force our legislature to pass legislation to require ID for driver's licenses two years ago because illegals knew how easy it was to get a Maryland license. The problem was so widespread that other states began refusing MD driver's licenses for identification. MD also refuses to require ID for voting. Why is that? Certainly not because it's voter intimidation like the democrats would have you believe. The sad truth - as I see it - is to promote voter fraud. Now Maryland - unless it is voted down on the ballot this November - will be giving in-state tuition to illegals at our colleges and universities. Children of career military who are stationed in Maryland don't even get that benefit! Maryland IS a sanctuary state.
Amy Leahy July 09, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Eastsider you just contradicted yourself.
Amy Leahy July 09, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Ben Cardin, as a career politician is clueless about what's important to his constituents. I have no doubt he's a nice guy but he's ineffective, his voting record stinks, and the most recent correspondence I had from him about a month ago was a survey on bike trails. Seriously? With the economy in the tank he wants to know how I feel about bike paths. He needs to go and be replaced with Dan Bongino. Look him up: www.bongino.com
Bernie Trenary July 19, 2012 at 03:17 PM
So many fail to see outside of their own little bubble!

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