Transcript: Sen. Patty Murray’s statement on the Supreme Court health care ruling

Edited by Jenny Jiang

Transcript of remarks by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act on June 28, 2012:

“Well, today’s victory really was for the American people. And now it really is time for us to move on, having lived and waited for this decision for so long.

“I’ve heard from so many people in my home state of Washington about the security that they have been waiting for when it comes to their health care.

“A woman who came up to me on the street and said that she had been diagnosed with cancer, was about to go into extensive chemotherapy and was so worried that a decision to undo the health care law would mean she would lose her coverage.

“A business owner who told me that because she is now getting tax credits for the first time because of the health care law didn’t have to lay off two employees this year and could keep her business going.

“These are the people that this law is making a difference for, and today they can breathe a sigh of relief. They don’t want to hear that this is going to be another political debate for weeks and months ahead. They want us to do the right thing and move to getting our economy back on its feet and creating jobs and getting this country strong again. And that’s what we, as Senate Democrats, intend to do.”

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