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CU statement on judge’s ruling on health reform law in Virginia

This law, while not perfect, protects consumers against the worst practices of the health insurance industry

December 13, 2010

Consumers Union Statement on Federal Judge’s Ruling on Health Reform Law in Virginia

WASHINGTON — DeAnn Friedholm, the director of Consumers Union’s health reform campaign, made the following statement today about after a federal judge in Virginia ruled a provision of the nation’s health reform law was unconstitutional.

“This is a case that will likely wind up in the Supreme Court, since other courts have ruled in favor of the new health law. This law, while not perfect, finally protects American consumers against the worst practices of the health insurance industry. Until there is a final decision, we will continue to work hard to educate consumers about what is really in the health law and how they can get the best benefits from the system for their family’s health and pocketbook.”


David Butler – (202) 462-6262