Statement of Jackie Cilley on the US Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act

Barrington, NH - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jackie Cilley applauded the US Supreme Court's decision to let the Affordable Care Act's important reforms stay in place.

"Today's Supreme Court decision puts behind us the hysterical claims of the far-right and allows us to get to work making sure that the Affordable Care Act works for everyone in New Hampshire," said Jackie Cilley. "As governor, I'm confident that I'll be able to work with the legislature and our representatives in DC to make sure that all the ACA reforms, including Medicaid expansion, serve the citizens of New Hampshire." 

Jackie Cilley is on record for her strong support of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) which has today been upheld by the most conservative US Supreme Court of the modern era.  "This law expands health care coverage to thousands of those previously uninsured, and assures that all Americans will be beneficiaries of the many reforms contained in the detailed provisions of this bill, all of which the Supreme Court has definitively ruled as constitutional.  While I will continue to review the provisions regarding the expansion of Medicaid eligibility -- to make sure there is no detrimental impact on our citizens, I believe June 28 is a day to remember as it marks the beginning of a new era in health care in the United States."


ABOUT JACKIE: Jackie Cilley is proud to have earned the support of nearly 14,000 union households across New Hampshire for her campaign for governor. Jackie, who served in both New Hampshire's House and Senate representing Barrington, built a successful business and taught more than 2500 New Hampshire students over her 20 years as a highly respected business professor with UNH's Whittemore School for Business and Economics. A Berlin native, Sen. Cilley earned a BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the Whittemore School.  Jackie and her husband Bruce have lived in Barrington for more than 20 years.  They have five sons, 12 grandchildren, and two dogs.