Senator Nan Orrock and Georgia Democrats Fight for the Affordable Care Act

The Georgia House and Senate Democratic Caucuses held a press conference on Friday, January 13th to support the Affordable Care Act. They filed an amicus breif with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the healthcare reform law and are proposing legislation to create healthcare exchange in order to extend healthcare coverage to uninsured Georgians.

“The new federal health reform law is already making a difference here in Georgia,” said Sen. Orrock. “The law has brought relief to roughly 43,500 young individuals in Georgia who can now have quality affordable coverage through their parents. And nationally, one million young adults have gained health insurance thanks to the new law.”

“We are sending a strong message today by signing this amicus — friend of the court — brief that more than 500 legislators support the constitutionality of this law.”