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Statement by Pedro Morillas CALPIRG Legislative Director on U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Health Reform Law
Today’s decision is good news for consumers in California. Insurance companies can’t go back to the days of dropping your coverage once you become ill, or denying coverage to sick children. And beginning in 2014, the days of insurers being able to deny anyone coverage for “pre-existing conditions” will be history.
Now it’s time for California’s leaders to move forward on the next steps, and make sure health reform delivers lower costs and better quality coverage.
California can move ahead with our new health insurance exchange. Done right, the exchange will be a competitive marketplace where consumers and small businesses leverage their buying power to get a better deal on coverage.
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