King v Burwell decision good for Hoosier women
More than 100,000 women in state can keep affordable coverage
(Indianapolis, Ind.)– Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell as a positive for women.
“Today’s decision ensures that millions of women in the United States can continue to afford health care with subsidies for health insurance premiums,” said PPINK President and CEO Betty Cockrum. “For women, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions ensure affordable access to comprehensive women’s health services, including birth control, maternity and prenatal care, mammograms and other critical preventive health services without a copay.”
“For our patients, especially those in Indiana who are directly affected by this decision, it is welcome news.”
As a leading women’s health care provider and advocate in Indiana and Kentucky, PPINK sees first-hand the many benefits of ACA and the availability of financial help for premiums, especially for women.
Indiana is one of 34 states affected by today’s ruling that didn’t establish a state-based health insurance marketplace under ACA. In states that do have their own state-based exchanges, such as Kentucky’s Kynect, premium subsidies were not in question in King v. Burwell.
“Our health care system only really works if it works for everybody,” Cockrum continued. “That is why Planned Parenthood fought so hard for the ACA and why we’ll continue to fight to protect it.”
PPINK has 25 health centers in Indiana and Kentucky that provide high-quality health care to all, regardless of health insurance.
Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation's largest provider of sex education. With approximately 700 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc.
June 25, 2015