Statement of California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton Commemorating the One Year Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

One year ago this week, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama after the herculean efforts of Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democrats in Congress.

Millions of Californians can now rest assured knowing that:

  • Insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions or take away people’s coverage when they need it most;
  • Seniors have access to affordable prescription medication;
  • All new health plans must offer preventive care that will save all of us money in the long run;
  • young people can stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26

Unfortunately, Republicans in Congress seem hell bent on destroying these hard won protections and are doing everything in their power to turn back the clock on our collective health care future. Instead of focusing on creating jobs and growing our economy, they’re scheming to defund the Affordable Care Act or supporting efforts to challenge it in court.

We thank Democrats like Leader Pelosi, Senators Feinstein and Boxer and members of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation for standing firm and acting as a bulwark against these dangerous and destructive efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

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