Of any state, Texas had the most to gain — and lose — from yesterday’s Supreme Court decision.

image24.6% of Texans lack health insurance, resulting in the highest number of uninsured residents of any state in the nation. Now, Texas families and individuals can feel more secure, since thanks to President Obama they will have access to affordable, quality healthcare.

Need to catch up on the intricacies of the decision? Our Legal Correspondent Edward Garris has a must-read in-depth analysis of the impact of the decision nationally and in Texas.

Meanwhile, Texans can expect to receive a collective $167 million in rebates from insurance companies who don’t meet minimum spending guidelines. That’s more great news for working Texans, and another reason why we should celebrate SCOTUS upholding the Affordable Care Act.

Texas Democrats were quick to praise the ruling for its positive impact on the people of our state. Find out what our great Texas Democrats and progressive organizations had to say about this landmark decision.

Don’t forget, yesterday’s decision was made possible by a Democratic majority in Congress who passed the Affordable Care Act. The current Republican Congress wants to repeal the bill and force us to endure denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions and lifetime caps on coverage. We need to put a Democratic majority back in the US House of Representatives to protect what we’ve accomplished and work hard to do even more.

One of our must-win races is right here in Texas, where Democrat Pete Gallego is the strongest candidate to defeat Republican Quico Canseco, who vows to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Help send Pete to Congress so he can fight for all Texans. Make a donation to Pete Gallego today and be entered for a chance to win breakfast with this great Democrat.

Thanks to everyone who organized in support of passing the Affordable Care Act. The work isn’t over yet, but yesterday’s ruling should give millions of Texans hope that their healthcare situations are about to get a whole lot better.

All the best,
Katherine Haenschen, Editor in Chief
Burnt Orange Report

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