Durbin Statement on Ruling on King v. Burwell

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of the Affordable Care Act in King v. Burwell:


Memo to the non-stop critics of the Affordable Care Act: stop trying to kill this program and work to make it stronger. The Supreme Court’s decision protects the health insurance of 240,000 Illinoisans and 6.5 million Americans nationwide. America will not return to the days when millions were uninsured and the cost of health care was out of control. The Supreme Court’s decision is the right one for America’s economic future, and for families and businesses in Illinois and across the country.