• Family Physicians Applaud SCOTUS Decision to Uphold Affordable Care Act

    FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE
    Thursday, June 17, 2021 

    Statement attributable to:
    Ada D. Stewart, MD
    President
    American Academy of Family Physicians

    “The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds the Supreme Court for upholding the entirety of the Affordable Care Act. The ACA provides access to affordable health care for people who may not otherwise have coverage, fully covers preventive services at no cost to patients, protects those with pre-existing conditions and creates a foundation for equal access to health care for everyone in America.

    “The AAFP remains committed to working with the administration and Congress to build on this foundation to ensure the U.S. health care system works for all.”

    Editor's Note: To arrange an interview with Dr. Stewart, contact Janelle Davis, (913) 912-0377, or jdavis@aafp.org.

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