Wisconsin Farmers Union applauds Supreme Court for upholding the Affordable Care Act
Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU) President Darin Von Ruden issued the following statement in support of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:
"This is a huge step in the right direction for better enabling family farmers and rural communities' access to accessible, affordable health care. The decision to uphold the individual mandate keeps the Affordable Care Act intact. A law critical to protecting reforms significant to our members and all Americans: support for health care exchange programs for the self-employed who can't afford expensive care in the individual market, resources for rural health care providers and incentives to physicians serving rural areas, prevents health insurance companies from denying care based on preexisting conditions, and closes the Medicare prescription drug coverage "donut hole."
"Every American deserves health care that is comprehensive, affordable and accessible, regardless of occupation or geographic area. Wisconsin Farmers Union commends the Supreme Court on its decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This is an important step to bringing necessary health care reform to our farmers, rural communities, and all Americans."