NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: January 31, 2011 Contact: Eric Jotkoff, (850) 222-3411
Florida Democratic Party Reacts To Ruling In Lawsuit Regarding The Affordable Care Act
Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Scott Arceneaux released the following statement regarding the court ruling on the lawsuit regarding the Affordable Care Act:
“Today’s decision is not only wrong for Florida’s seniors, children and small business owners who are already benefiting from the Affordable Care Act, but this latest example of conservative judicial activism wrongly interprets the Constitution.
“As several other judges around the country have ruled in similar challenges to the needed health care reforms passed by Congress last year, the Affordable Care Act falls well within Congress’s power to regulate economic activity under the Commerce Clause, the Necessary and Proper Clause, and the General Welfare Clause.
“While there have been a number of court rulings regarding health reform and there will be more of them, I am confident that the Affordable Care Act will overcome the challenges to it and the people of Florida will be able to enjoy the full benefits of health insurance reform.”