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Consumers Union: Supreme Court Ruling on Healthcare Law a “Victory for Consumers”

WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court today released its decision on the Affordable Care Act, upholding the healthcare reform law.

“This is a victory for consumers,” said Jim Guest, President of Consumer Reports.  “Health reform is alive and well and will benefit all of us.  But today we are especially thinking of the seriously ill children who will continue to be able to get critical care, the young adults who can stay on their parent’s insurance, and the seniors who can better afford the prescription drugs they need.   For these people and the millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions, the uncertainty is over.”

Consumers Union is continuing to review the decision, including the Medicaid provisions, and will have additional comments later today.

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Media Contact: David Butler, 202-462-6262dbutler@consumer.org

Consumers Union is the public policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports.  Consumers Union works for health reform, food and product safety, financial reform, and other consumer issues in Washington, D.C., the states, and in the marketplace. Consumer Reports is the world’s largest independent product-testing organization.  Using its more than 50 labs, auto test center, and survey research center, the nonprofit organization rates thousands of products and services annually.  Founded in 1936, Consumer Reports has over 8 million subscribers to its magazine, website, and other publications.