RELEASE: June 29, 2012
DISTRICT LEADER AND NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY CANDIDATE RODNEYSE BICHOTTE’S APPLAUDS SUPREME COURT RULING ON THE HEALTHCARE LAW
Flatbush, Brooklyn- Democratic
District Leader and New York State Assembly Candidate Rodneyse Bichotte
released the following statement regarding yesterday’s decision by the United
States Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act that was signed into law
by President Barack Obama in 2010.
“I would like to applaud the Supreme Court in making history today in upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The significant parts of the act mandates that every American have health insurance, that insurance companies must cover pre existing conditions, and individuals up to the age of 26 will be covered under their parent’s plan. It is not only a victory for America, but moreover for low income families who work tirelessly to achieve the American dream and are now being guaranteed a much needed safety net. Every American is entitled to receive proper healthcare benefits, not only the ones who can afford to purchase it privately,” said District Leader Rodneyse Bichotte.
“The first line of The Declaration of Independence states that ‘all men are born
with the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’
regardless of economic station. In our society healthcare has become as
essential as food and shelter to maintaining a basic standard of living.
The lives of people all over the country are more secure because of this
law and the Supreme Court’s decision. Obamacare is good for America, New
York State, Brooklyn and the 42nd Assembly. ”
The Affordable Care Act – At-A-Glance:
Ending Insurance Company Abuses: Thanks to the Affordable
Care Act, insurers can no longer put a lifetime
cap on how much care they will pay for if you get sick or cancel
your coverage when you make a mistake on your paperwork. Starting in 2014,
health insurers will be prohibited from charging you more because you are a
More Affordable Care: Today, we have the new
80/20 rule: insurance companies must spend at least 80 cents of your
premium dollar on your health care or improvements to care. And insurance
companies must publicly justify their actions if they want to raise premiums by 10 percent or more. And States have more power to block them.
Coverage for Young Adults: Under
the Affordable Care Act, young adults under age 26 can stay on their parent’s
health insurance plan until age 26 – a change that has already allowed 3.1
million young adults to get health coverage and given their families peace of
Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions: The Pre-Existing
Condition Insurance Plan in every State offers an option to people who have
been locked out of the insurance market because of a pre-existing condition
like cancer or heart disease. And under the new law, insurers can no
longer deny coverage to children under age 19 because of a pre-existing
condition like asthma and diabetes. Starting in 2014, health insurers will be
prohibited from discriminating against anyone due to pre-existing conditions.
Preventive Benefits: All new health plans must now cover
preventive services ranging from mammograms to vaccinations for your child,
without making you pay a copay or deductible.
For more information
on how the Supreme Court Decision and the Affordable Care please go to:
The 42nd Assembly District contains the communities of Ditmas Park, Flatbush, East Flatbush and Midwood.
Learn more about Rodneyse's candidacy by visiting her website www.rodneysebichotte.com.