Get Over It and Fix Health Care

June 28, 2012

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Medicare Still Unsustainable, Health Care Costs Still Rising

Arlington, Va.—The Supreme Court today upheld the Affordable Care Act in a landmark decision. Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice, issued the following statement in reaction to the ruling:

After more than two years of debate among lawmakers, pundits and policy wonks, the Supreme Court upheld the law that most Americans wanted to see repealed and we simply cannot afford.

We’re still left with a Medicare program that is estimated to go broke in just 12 years and health care costs that are becoming prohibitively expensive for many Americans.

I urge Washington to get to work addressing these issues now rather than wasting time playing politics with this ruling.

The new law will add $530 billion to federal deficits and increase spending by more than $1.15 trillion, according to a recent study from Charles Blahous, public trustee for Medicare and Social Security.

Click here to see our latest infographic showing how much of our budget is consumed by entitlement programs.

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