As President Obama said this morning, the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act will have a profound impact on the lives of millions of people across the country, including many here at home in North Carolina.
Today’s decision is a victory for the American people. A victory for the 2.4 million women and girls in North Carolina who will no longer be discriminated against by their insurers. A victory for the 130,000 North Carolina seniors who are able to save $600 on their prescription drugs. A victory for the 5.1 million North Carolinians who will not have their family’s coverage cancelled because of trivial paperwork mistakes
Today is a victory for millions of people who can now feel safe and secure that their futures and the futures of their loved ones won’t be in jeopardy due to losing their insurance.
Today is especially important for someone like Molly.
Molly, who is 24 and a recent college graduate from Wilmington, has an autoimmune disorder. If not for the Affordable Care Act, Molly may have found it hard to find coverage due to her preexisting condition.
Thanks to Obamacare, Molly can stay on her parent’s insurance until she is 26. Molly joins 95,000 other young people across North Carolina who, because of the Supreme Court’s decision, don’t have to worry about suddenly finding themselves uninsured. The decision also means that once the time comes for Molly to find her own insurance, she won’t have to worry about being discriminated against because of her preexisting condition.
Molly’s story is the reason why today’s decision is so important. Stand with Molly and show your support for Obamacare.