Human Rights Campaign
The HRC, a civil rights advocacy organization for LGBTs, said the ruling “paved the way for important new protections for and investments in the health.”
“The Affordable Care Act addresses a number of the barriers LGBT people face in obtaining health insurance, from financial barriers to obtaining affordable coverage to discrimination by insurance carriers and healthcare providers,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.
“While there is a great deal more that must be done to ensure that the health needs of all LGBT people are fully met throughout the healthcare system, today’s decision is an important victory in the fight for healthcare equality.”
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock released a statement saying she applauded the decision to uphold the health care act.
“Access to quality, affordable health care is a civil and human right that should not be reserved for the wealthy or the few. The 32 million American men, women and children covered under this law can now breathe easier,” she said in a statement.
“Many serious health issues are preventable,” Brock said. “But far too often, patients who lack health insurance--especially patients of color--enter medical facilities late in the progression of their diagnosis. This sad reality is costing lives and costing American taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in unnecessary health care bills. States can now move forward in implementing health care reform with the knowledge that the Affordable Care Act is not going anywhere anytime soon.”
Republican Hispanic National Assembly
The conservative organization dedicated to closing the gap between the Republican party and America’s Hispanic population expressed its dissatisfication with the Supreme Court’s decision.
“President Obama and the Democrats in Congress forced Obamacare on America without one Republican vote of support and against the sentiment of the American people,” said RHNA chairman Alci Maldonado in a statement.
“We Americans must repeal and replace Obamacare with a more common sense reform to our health care system, currently the best in the world, although all would agree that it does need reasonable reform.”
The RHNA sided with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Gov. Mitt Romney in their assertion that the health care act would only increase taxes on all Americans, affecting the middle class most severely.
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