Michigan: MDCR Interim Director John E. Johnson Jr. Issues Statement on SCOTUS Ruling Upholding the Affordable Care Act

Contact: Vicki Levengood levengoodv@michigan.govAgency: Civil Rights

Lansing, MI-John E. Johnson, Jr., Interim Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, has issued the following statement in response to today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court sustaining the Affordable Care Act.

"The Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act is a victory for all who believe quality health care should be available to everyone. Michiganders can relax today knowing that their coverage will not be stripped away leaving their loved ones vulnerable and putting them one serious illness away from financial ruin. Affordable health care is an essential part of any effort to reduce racial, ethnic and gender disparities in treatment and in outcomes. We are gratified that the best tool we have for creating equitable access to health care has survived this challenge."

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The Michigan Civil Rights Commission was created by the Michigan Constitution to safeguard constitutional and legal guarantees against discrimination. The Commission is charged with investigating alleged discrimination against any person because of religion, race, color or national origin, genetic information, sex, age, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, and physical and mental disability. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights serves as the operational arm of the Commission.

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