WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2015  Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell:

We are pleased that the Supreme Court has refrained from overturning the clear intent of Congress that all Americans should have health coverage. With this decision, the court has literally saved thousands of lives – for approximately 10,000 Americans, the loss of health care would have been fatal next year.

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