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Supreme Court Validates Health Reform: California Will Keep Moving Forward

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional, thereby allowing health reform to move forward. The following is the statement of Peter V. Lee, Executive Director of the California Health Benefit Exchange, about this development:

“Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court means that we, as a nation, can continue to move forward on our work to expand access to affordable, quality health care for all Americans.”

“We are moving full-speed ahead to expand options that will make affordable care available to more than 5 million Californians currently without insurance. This ruling removes a distraction from the job that thousands of Californians have come together to address – making health care work better for all.”

WHAT: Telephone conference call for media regarding the Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

WHO: Peter V. Lee, Executive Director, California Health Benefit Exchange

WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. (PST). Note: on camera interviews will be available right after the conference call. Please call above number for location.

WHERE: Conference line for media: 1 (866) 352-2112 (Participant Code: 8824536#)

WHY: The California Health Benefit Exchange is charged with creating a new insurance marketplace in which individuals and small businesses will be able to purchase competitively priced health plans using federal tax subsidies and credits beginning in 2014. The Supreme Court’s decision may impact the core elements in the Affordable Care Act and the implementation of health reform.

For more information on the California Health Benefit Exchange, please visit, and if you are a member of the press seeking comment or an interview call (916) 205-8403.