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Congresswoman Slaughter "stunned" by Supreme Court decision

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WNY Congresswoman Louis Slaughter

The senior member of the Western New York Congressional delegation told WBFO and AM 970 she was "stunned" by Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act.

"It's not fashionable after the fact to say you were surprised.  Everybody always says, I knew that.  Let me tell you, I was stunned," said  Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.

She continues on the mend after suffering a broken leg this spring has been a staunch advocate for the Affordable Care Act since its unveiling.

 "What I'm hoping for now is that with people will obviously want to know now that the court has upheld it, what's in it ?  And I think they're gonna be so pleasantly surprised," said Slaughter.

"The fact that 85 percent of the premium goes to health care and not to profit or administrative costs.  Most people don't know they have a cap on health care; that you could reach with a serious head injury and
not much time elapsing.  That's all gone now; you can't be dropped be cause you're ill;  there are so many incredibly good things in here," said the Congresswoman.

Said Slaughter, this groundbreaking legislation was never about politics, it was about saving lives and safeguarding the health and wellbeing of American families.