25
June
2015
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07:07 PM
America/Chicago

Supreme Court upholds affordable health insurance

832,000 Texans will continue to have access to affordable health insurance

In a ruling today, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in King v. Burwell, protecting the rights of consumers in all states to receive tax credits that make health insurance affordable.

"For 20 years, Methodist Healthcare Ministries has been dedicated to the belief that all individuals – regardless of their economic status – deserve access to quality and affordable health care. The Supreme Court's ruling is a win for all Texans," declares Kevin C. Moriarty, President & CEO at Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.

The ruling preserves benefits for an estimated 6.4 million Americans and 2 million Texans.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries' service area spans 74 counties across South Texas, and includes some of the poorest communities in the nation. "We have tried to do all we can, where we can, for as many people as we can, but the problem is too big for any one person or organization to solve on their own. We applaud the Supreme Court for doing what's right, and I hope state lawmakers feel compelled by this decision to do what they can to close the coverage gap that exists for the more than one million Texans who still have no access to healthcare."

For more information, visit www.mhm.org or contact Jessica Muñoz at jmunoz1@mhm.org.