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SACRAMENTO—Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on King v. Burwell:

“I’m pleased the Supreme Court made the right decision and upheld the Affordable Care Act subsidies in states that have not set up their own health care exchanges. While California would not have been impacted had the subsidies been struck down, since we were the first state to establish an exchange, the ruling prevents chaos in the country’s health care system and protects millions of our fellow Americans who would have lost their health coverage. With this ruling showing that court challenges to Obamacare are as tenuous as the Congressional repeal efforts have been politically ineffective, maybe cooler heads can now prevail and the focus can be on how to make health care coverage even more accessible and affordable in every state in the nation.”

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