(PRWEB) June 29, 2012
Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) applauded yesterday’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Assemblymember Hayashi chairs the Assembly Business Professions and Consumer Protection Committee which oversees the regulation of healthcare professions, and serves on the Assembly Health Committee, which will provide a full assessment of the Supreme Court decision and its impact on Californians later today.
“Thisis a great victory for Californians, moving us closer to realizing the dream of affordable, quality health care coverage for all,” stated Assemblymember Mary Hayashi. “The Affordable Care Act was an historic achievement made possible by the courage and leadership of the President and Congress, and the hard work of thousands of health care advocates. I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Act, which will make a difference in the health and wellness of millions of Americans.”
When fully implemented, it is expected that the ACA will expand affordable coverage to nearly 5 million Californians.
California has been a leader on health care reform, passing groundbreaking legislation such as Assemblymember Hayashi’s AB 108, which prohibits health plans and insurers from rescinding an individual health insurance policy, protecting consumers from losing their health care coverage during the times they need it most. Bolstered by the Supreme Court decision, the State will continue with its efforts to implement federal health care reform.
Assemblymember Hayashi is the Chair of the Business, Professions, and Consumer Protection Committee and serves the 18th Assembly District, which includes San Leandro, Hayward, Dublin, most of Castro Valley and Pleasanton, and a portion of Oakland, as well as the unincorporated areas of Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo and Sunol.