HealthPartners, a major Minnesota health plan, shared its view on the Supreme Court's decision upholding much of the Affordable Care Act.
In a prepeared statement, HealthPartners chief executive Mary Brainerd writes:
The Supreme Court decision to uphold the requirement that individuals have health insurance makes sense. Without that requirement, health care and health insurance would be less affordable for everyone because many wouldn't buy insurance until they were already ill or needed coverage.But adjustments in the law are still needed to make sure that coverage is affordable.
In the current law, individuals and small employers will pay for more of the costs, and we are concerned about that. We also want individuals and families to have choices about the coverage that works best for their needs. Congressional action is needed to make important improvements to ensure affordability and choice.