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DUTCH: 6 Reasons Why Healthcare Reform Ruling is Good for MD

Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger explains the benefits of "The Affordable Care Act."

Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger is hailing the , according to a release from the Baltimore County Democrat's Timonium office.

So what does this mean for Maryland?

Predictably, conservatives are anticipating the downfall of the United States. Ruppersberger has supported the measure, providing six benefits that will continue under Healthcare Reform.

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From the :

“This ruling is not about a victory for Democrats or a loss for Republicans. It’s about providing all Americans with access to quality, affordable healthcare. We’ve already seen many of the benefits here in Maryland that can now continue:

  1. Maryland’s seniors each saved an average of $724 on prescription drugs so far this year.
  2. More than 800 small businesses have gotten tax breaks to offer health benefits.
  3. Almost 900 people in Maryland have been added to a federally backed program that insures those with pre-existing conditions.
  4. About 180,000 people in Maryland have gained insurance through the private exchange.
  5. 1.2 million Marylanders received at least one free preventive service through their private insurance.
  6. 52,000 young adults in Maryland have chosen to stay on their parents' policies.

 "The idea behind the individual mandate is to be responsible for your own health needs instead of burdening others, to make it easier for those who can’t afford insurance to find options in the private market and to help employers offer health benefits to workers. The Supreme Court has spoken and we now need to work together to implement the law of the land and achieve these goals.”

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Tell Us: Do you agree or disagree with the Congressman? Start the conversation in the comments section below.

Seo Hop June 28, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Health Care Reform Law Decision Ruling See Full Text Document http://bit.ly/MYBO96
kevin June 29, 2012 at 04:43 AM
Good bye Dutch.Why do you Lie? Maryland kids were allowed to remain until 26 before this act. Your so out of touch. who is running against this dinosour ? You have passed your shelf life .
Loretta Ducote June 29, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Dutch, I understand that this wonderful bill is going to cut medicare down my 500 billion dollars. That's spelled with a B. for one half trillion dollars. I'm 72 years old and this is not good for me. You said you would never turn your back on seniors. Well you just did. What say you to this. Mae
Greg Andrews June 29, 2012 at 03:25 PM
The Health Care Reform law is going to put this country in higher debt and make us another Europe. Democrats just don't get it. Greg
Henry Vasquez July 10, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Sen. Nancy Jacobs is running against Dutch. Her web site is www.nancyjacobsforcongress.com

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