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US Supreme Court ruling on health care a moral victory

Tuesday, July 03, 2012    

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Dear Editor,

Friday, June 30, 2012 was a great day for the future of health care in the United States of America. For on this eventful day the Supreme Court of the US handed down a landmark decision which upheld what has been derisively referred to as Obamacare.

It was indeed a great day for over 40 million Americans who have been consistently denied health care coverage. It was a great day for millions of young people who will be allowed to remain on their parents' health care policy until they are 26 years of age. And it was also a great day particularly for millions with "pre-existing conditions". No longer can insurance companies deny ailing Americans health care coverage.

The Supreme Court ruling is a great moral victory for millions of Americans. It is not a perfect plan, but it is a good first step towards the quest for universal health care for all Americans - rich and poor. Indeed, from a humanitarian point of view it can be said that universal health is a right, not a privilege.

In view of the fact that the Supreme Court of America has upheld President Obama's health care legislation, millions of American will have something tangible to celebrate on this July 4, Independence Day.

Rupert Johnson

Toronto, Canada

r.b.johnson@sympatico.ca

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