By Ana B. Ibarra, CalMatters
California has wholeheartedly embraced the Affordable Care Act — it advertises it, it invests in it, it protects it.
It even went to court for it. And won.
Today, in a 7-2 decision in California et al. v. Texas, the Supreme Court voted to reject the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Meaning Obamacare stays.
“Now, 20+ million Americans can keep their healthcare coverage. And those with pre-existing conditions can take a deep sigh of relief,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a tweet following the Supreme Court’s decision.
While not all states embraced the law, California implemented it fully — and built on it. The Golden State had the most at stake.
Here’s what you need to know about California’s gains through the Affordable Care Act.
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