Pelosi Statement on Oral Arguments in King v. Burwell

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement after attending oral arguments for King v. Burwell at the Supreme Court today:

“The text of the Affordable Care Act is clear: premium tax credits are available to all eligible Americans, regardless of where they live.  The ACA is structured and designed to provide access to quality, affordable health coverage for every American, everywhere.

“The politically-motivated lawsuit before the Supreme Court today is yet another attempt to unravel the Affordable Care Act, strip millions of American families of their health coverage, and throw insurance markets into turmoil.  With this case, Republicans intend to take affordable health coverage away from millions of hard working Americans – hoping to achieve through the courts what they cannot do even with majorities in both houses of Congress.

“I am confident that the Supreme Court will issue the only ruling consistent with the text, structure and history of the ACA, and affirm that premium tax credits are available to every eligible taxpayer in the nation.”