The NMA Applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for Upholding the Affordable Care Act

Millions of lives impacted and another step towards the elimination of health disparities
 
 
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June 28, 2012 - PRLog -- “The National Medical Association applauds the wisdom of the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court in upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). All Americans can now be assured that their care will continue unimpeded, and that their health will be better tomorrow than it is today,” remarked Dr. Cedric M. Bright, the NMA’s President.

The National Medical Association (NMA) is the nation’s premier membership organization for African American physicians. Serving millions of patients across the country, including vulnerable and underrepresented minorities, the NMA has supported the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the very beginning.

The NMA has long been a champion for the elimination of health disparities, and has led the tireless fight for health equity.  The ACA takes long strides toward achieving those goals, especially for African American and Hispanic patients who are more likely to be uninsured than the general population.  

“The ACA is working. More seniors can now afford their meds. Young people can stay on their parents’ health plans until age 26. Insurers no longer deny coverage because of pre-existing conditions, or drop people because they get sick. We are doing a better job of coordinating care, and we now have better prospects for preventing chronic disease,” Dr Bright continued.
“This is our best opportunity in a generation to overhaul our health care system. We look forward to working with the States and the Administration to ensure that the reforms are fully implemented,” he concluded.

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Founded in 1895, the National Medical Association is the nation’s oldest and largest medical association representing the interests of more than 50,000 African American physicians and the patients that they serve. The NMA repeatedly advocates for policies that would assure equitable and quality health care for all people. To learn more about the NMA visit www.NMAnet.org.
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