WASHINGTON, DC- The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) today lauded the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act—commonly referred to as Obamacare. NJDC Chair Marc R. Stanley and President and CEO David A. Harris said jointly:
“The National Jewish Democratic Council—indeed so much of the American Jewish community—is deeply gratified by today’s ruling. We are thankful that the Court affirmed the core constitutionality of this landmark legislation that will bring health care to tens of millions more Americans. The Court confirmed today what liberal and conservative legal scholars have said all along—that the individual mandate to purchase health insurance is constitutional and well within Congress’ jurisdiction to regulate. Now is the time for conservative critics of the President—especially the godfather of core components of the bill, Mitt Romney—to accept Obamacare and its provisions as the constitutional law of the land.
“We look forward to the continuing implementation of Obamacare in the months and years to come.”