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Statement from Gregory E. Deavens, President and CEO of Independence Health Group, on the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the Affordable Care Act challenge

By June 17, 2021March 14th, 2023Featured Leadership Seniors & Medicare
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We are pleased with today’s decision dismissing the challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has made health care more accessible by providing 31 million people with health care coverage. Right now, 90 percent of Americans have health coverage through their jobs, the individual market, Medicare, and Medicaid.

At Independence Blue Cross, we believe access to health care is a right, not a privilege. All Americans deserve a strong, stable health care system that delivers affordable coverage and access to quality care. With this legal challenge behind us, we can focus on making our health care system even more accessible, affordable, and equitable to work better for everyone. As we’ve seen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever that everyone has access to affordable health care — no matter who you are, where you live, or what your health condition may be.