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June 28, 2012—Nebraska's Senator Ben Nelson applauded Thursday's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that the court's ruling preserves the health care security the Affordable Care Act has been providing hundreds of thousands of Nebraska families and small businesses, and clears the path for new health care improvements set to go in effect in 2014. Thursday's ruling ushers in a new era of affordable and accessible healthcare for all Americans.
"Today's decision by the Supreme Court preserves new health benefits that tens of thousands of children, young adults, seniors and families in Nebraska have already received under the Affordable Care Act," said Senator Nelson. "Maybe this decisive action by the high court will mark a turning point in America, where people start working together because we need to fix our economy, create jobs and bring down the deficit.
"For the tea party types who waged a political campaign against the health reform law, the court's decision that it is constitutional means they should stop discussing the issue and start offering their ideas and solutions," Nelson added. "What the Supreme Court has done today is allow the nation to move forward, so let's move forward together."
The Supreme Court today affirmed the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and most of the law.
As a result of the court's ruling, these Nebraskans will continue to receive these benefits provided under the Affordable Care Act:
· 18,000 young adults (up to age 26) in Nebraska are now insured through their family's health care plan.
· In the first five months of 2012, 78,337 Nebraskan seniors with Medicare received free preventative care. This includes 4,795 Nebraskans who have taken advantage of the annual wellness visit provided for under the health reform law.
· $15,175,406 in total prescription drug cost savings for 24,070 Nebraska seniors with Medicare - averaging $630.47 in savings per person in 2011.
· 174 Nebraskans previously uninsured because of a pre-existing condition are now insured.
The ruling also affirms funding that Nebraska has already received under the law totaling more than $36.4 million in grants, including:
· $13.4 million to build new community health centers and update existing centers in rural and under served areas of Nebraska
· $7.3 million in Prevention and Public Health Fund grants which support healthy living and preventative care programs in Nebraska
· $191,000 for school-based health centers, expanding care – including health screenings - to Nebraska's students
· $1.7 million for Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs, health professionals meet with at-risk families and connect them with the help they need – such as early education, health care, nutrition and parenting classes.