Representative Lisa Subeck’s Statement on King v. Burwell decision
MADISON – Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following statement in response to today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding key pieces of the Affordable Care Act.
"Today’s ruling is a significant victory for the 183,000 Wisconsinites whose access to affordable health care was in jeopardy. Thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision, these 183,000 residents of our state, including 11,000 children, will maintain affordable health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
Unfortunately, tens of thousands of hardworking Wisconsinites remain without access to affordable care thanks to the actions of the Governor and the Republican majority in the Legislature. The Republicans’ blatant refusal to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid has blocked the expansion of affordable health care to another 81,000 Wisconsin residents and cost the state $360 million in savings over the next two years and in excess of $2 billion over the next 10 years.
Today’s ruling should serve as a reminder to Republicans that it is time to stop putting politics before people and the presidential ambitions of one Governor ahead of what is best for Wisconsin. It is time for legislative Republicans to step up and do what is right by accepting the federal funds for health care.”