This morning, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act after a two-year long debate about its constitutionality. The Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation (SSF) served on many coalitions, including the National Health Council (NHC), as well as met with Members of Congress to ensure that Sjögren’s patients were not forgotten in the healthcare debate.
“On behalf of all Sjogren’s patients, I am glad that they will not live in fear that health insurance will be denied because of a pre-existing condition like Sjögren’s,” said Steven Taylor, CEO of the SSF. The SSF will continue to focus on advocacy and healthcare reform that will provide Sjögren’s patients with the best possible medical care.
In agreement with the NHC statement, “We believe the law, though not perfect and certain to evolve over time, is already improving the lives of people with chronic conditions.” The SSF applauds the Supreme Court on this ruling as a major step forward in improving healthcare for all.