Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act

 July 9, 2012
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Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act

Disability groups across the United States celebrated the Supreme Court Decision released on June 28, 2012. The Court upheld key provisions in the law. For families of children with disabilities the law has several important features: no one can be denied coverage based on a pre-existing condition; young adults may stay on their parents insurance until age 26; and increased funding to Community Health Centers and School Based Health Centers. Each state is able to expand its Medicaid program to give families and individuals greater access to quality healthcare and long-term home and community based care.

Groups applauding the Supreme Court decision include:
Disability Rights and Education Defense Fund
Easter Seals
National Council on Disability
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Association of University Centers on Disability
Family Voices

The Kaiser Family Foundation offers a downloadable fact sheet on the Affordable Care Act.

Healthcare.gov has a timeline to show when different parts of the law go into effect.

The Christian Science Monitor: What The Supreme Court Decision Means for US Consumers

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