INDIANAPOLIS—Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) and long-time advocate of the Affordable Care Act, State Senator Karen Tallian (D-Portage) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling on King v. Burwell:
“Today’s decision is good news for Hoosiers. The Supreme Court of the United States has upheld the spirit and intent of the Affordable Care Act.
“Today nearly 160,000 Hoosiers will rest easy knowing that they’ll continue to receive help in affording medical care.
“This decision once again legitimizes the legality of the Affordable Care Act and puts to rest any lingering doubt.
“This has always been about ensuring Hoosiers have access to affordable care and unfortunately, some politicians in our state have lost sight of that.
“Governor Pence and Attorney General Zoeller actively fought affordable care.
“We narrowly escaped the uncertainty statehouse republicans created for Hoosier families and their ability to continue to access health care on the federal exchange.
“Republican leaders had no back-up plan, and that is a clear failure in governing.
“The fact that they avoided 160,000 Hoosiers losing their coverage by a decision from the federal courts should have them breathing a sigh of relief.”