PHOENIX – Former Clinton White House aide Andrei Cherny made the following statement following today's announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld critical components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:
"Today's Supreme Court decision is an important victory for the American people and the rule of law, but the fight for reform is not over. Mitt Romney and the Republicans have vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act if they take control of both the White House and Congress.
"The Affordable Care Act was a good start, but there is still more work to do. If elected to Congress, I will continue to push for a public option that boosts competition, and will fight to allow Medicare the right to negotiate drug prices. Struggling middle class families need relief from ever rising costs and we need a health care system that works for patients."