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Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on the Supreme Court’s Review of the Affordable Care Act

ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 14, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s review of the Affordable Care Act:

“In Maryland, over the past five years, we have expanded health care coverage to 290,000 previously uninsured Marylanders, 135,000 of them children. And thanks to President Obama’s leadership, the Affordable Care Act would save our State nearly $830 million over the next 10 years and provide coverage to nearly 400,000 Marylanders.

“We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision to consider the challenges to the Affordable Care Act. The Court should uphold the law, and achieving certainty will be of benefit to states’ implementation efforts. In the meantime, it is the law of the land, and we will continue our work to ensure that our State is on track to have an operational health benefit exchange by 2014 and prepared to bring the full benefits of health care reform to all Marylanders.”