Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Issues Statement in Support of the Affordable Care Act

Friday, March 23, 2012
Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

SAN FRANCISCO -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued the following statement:

“As Attorney General of California, I am committed to protecting our nation’s landmark federal healthcare reform law.

Today marks the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. This historic reform to our healthcare system protects everyone, particularly the most vulnerable among us, including our children and seniors. Californians can no longer lose their health coverage for being ill, and soon they will not be denied coverage on the basis of a pre-existing condition.

Joined by other Attorneys General, my office has vigorously defended the constitutionality of health care reform in the U.S. Supreme Court and federal appellate courts. Our legislature should be commended for passing a robust package of laws to ensure the swift implementation of the Affordable Care Act in California.”

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