Burke Applauds Court Decision Upholding Subsidies for Affordable Health Insurance

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Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision on the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

"Today the Supreme Court upheld the legality of affordable health care for millions of Americans. Fortunately, in California we have already implemented our own health insurance exchange and our citizens were not at risk of losing their subsidies. But millions of our friends and family members in other states may well have found themselves on the outside of the health care system once again. The Supreme Court instead sided with justice and progress. I hope we can join with the President to make our health care system even stronger, rather than focusing on moving millions of Americans backward."

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Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke represents the 62nd Assembly District, which consists of the cities of Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, El Segundo, and Gardena as well as the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, and parts of Del Rey. Additionally, the 62nd Assembly District includes the unincorporated Los Angeles County communities of Del Aire, West Athens, Lennox, Westmont, and Marina del Rey.