UPDATED - The following statement was issued by Sr. Carol Keehan, president of the Catholic Health Association, regarding the Supreme Court's decision today to uphold the Affordable Care Act:
In addition to the statement issued by CHA, Sr. Carol Keehan told NCR: "CHA has worked with many others to find a way to get health coverage for everyone and do it in a plan that respects life issues. We know it is not a perfect plan but it is a major step forward for the most vulnerable as well as for the economic health of our nation." Sr. Carol, you may recall, was the only non-politician to receive one of the signing pens when President Obama signed the ACA. Her continued advocacy for the law, and efforts to implement it wisely and fairly, deserve the respect and praise of all.