OK, I know today is Turn It Up Thursday for all you music lovers, but I have to take a detour today. I am so excited right now I don’t know what to do. Twitter is going crazy, Facebook is going crazy…shoot I’m going crazy about this victory. I have a son that has all the symptoms of asthma, but because of our crazy health care system, his doctor didn’t want to diagnose him with it, for fear of him having a pre-existing condition and it causing problems for us later on down the line.
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi declared the court’s ruling a “victory for the American people.”
“With this ruling, Americans will benefit from critical patient protections, lower costs for the middle class, more coverage for families, and greater accountability for the insurance industry,” she said.
Pelosi further said that the Affordable Healthcare Act will prevent children from being denied coverage for pre-existing conditions, lower drug costs for seniors and allow students and young adults to stay on their parents’ plan.
“In passing health reform, we made history for our nation and progress for the American people,” Pelosi said. “We completed the unfinished business of our society and strengthened the character of our country. We ensured health care would be a right for all, not a privilege for the few.”