Because of the ACA, in 2011, over 3.6 million seniors on Medicare saved a total of $2.1 billion on their drug costs, an average of $604 person. And over 32 million seniors received at least one new free preventive care benefit through Medicare.
Seniors throughout the state participated in press conferences and celebrations. Photos.
Wisconsin Alliance President Leon Burzynski commented, "Seniors have and will continue to benefit from the Affordable Care Act in many ways. It is a positive step forward for all older Americans, our children, grandchildren and generations to come."
Maryland/DC Alliance President Frank Stella said, "Maryland is a better place to live today, thanks to today’s Supreme Court decision. More than 750,000 older Marylanders will continue to receive improved health care because the court has upheld important advances in Medicare such as the closing of the doughnut hole in prescription drug coverage and the continuation of critical screening tests without deductibles and co-payments."
Here are some press clips and Alliance mentions
Arizona Daily Star
Republicans vow to repeal 'Obamacare': Politicians and candidates on both sides weigh in on constitutional issue, costs and fairness
SJ weighs in on health care ruling
Bette Marafino, executive vice president of the Connecticut Alliance of Retired Americans
'A gigantic win for the people of Connecticut'; state officials react to Supreme Court ruling
WPTV Channel 5 West Palm Beach NBC 12 noon and 5pm news
Click "Local reaction to health care ruling"
Advocates call on Gov. Rick Scott to implement Affordable Care Act
WTSP 10 News Tampa Bay
Advocates call on Gov. Scott to implement Affordable Care Act
First Coast News
Democrats, advocates praise health care ruling
Mason City Globe Gazette
AP, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle
Reaction from Illinois to health care ruling
Tom Loewy: ‘Obamacare’ ruling good news for FQHCs
Workday Minnesota, Twin Cities Daily Planet
Union leaders applaud Supreme Court decision upholding Affordable Care Act
Local Reactions to Health Care Decision
Supporters across region hail Supreme Court ruling on health care overhaul
Delco News Network