Supreme Win for Kids!

Every Child Matters celebrates a victory for children today with the US Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. With its second Obamacare ruling, the Court makes clear the law is becoming embedded in the fabric of American life.

The Court’s decision keeps Obamacare tax credits and cost-sharing in place, without which Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) might have up to 500,000 fewer enrollees.  Many Medicaid- or CHIP-eligible children have parents eligible for tax credits. Absent subsidies, fewer parents likely would seek marketplace coverage, and as a result fewer children would be screened for and enrolled in the public plans, despite their eligibility.

The Affordable Care Act has withstood yet another major challenge, further bolstering a law that benefits millions of children and youth:

  •     prohibiting insurers from denying coverage to children with serious illnesses and pre-existing conditions such as asthma and diabetes;
  •     providing free preventative services, including immunizations;
  •     preventing insurance companies from imposing lifetime dollar limits; and
  •     allowing young adults to be covered through their parents’ insurance until the age of 26.

Exhausting political attacks, such as in budgets passed by both congressional chambers, no longer obscure that Obamacare is here to stay. Click to contact your Member of Congress and tell them that the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land and that you oppose efforts to take health care away from millions of American children.