[President Obama] I know there will be a lot
of discussion today about the politics of all this – about who won, and who lost. [President Obama] But that discussion, completely
misses the point. Whatever the politics, today’s decision was a victory for people all over
this country whose lives will be more secure, because of this law and the Supreme Court’s
decision to uphold it. If you’re one of the more than 250 million Americans who already
have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. This law will only make
it more secure and more affordable. Insurance companies can no longer impose lifetime limits
on the amount of care you receive. They can longer discriminate against children with
pre-existing conditions. They can no longer drop your coverage if you get sick. They can
no longer jack up your premiums without reason. They are required to provide free preventive
care, like check-ups and mammograms. Young adults under the age of 26 are able to stay
on their parents’ health care plans. Seniors receive a discount on their prescription drugs. [President Obama] And by this August, nearly 13 million
of you will receive a rebate from your insurance company, because it spent too much on things
like administrative costs and CEO bonuses and not enough on your health care. All of
this is happening because of the Affordable Care Act. [President Obama] Today, I’m as confident
as ever that when we look back five years from now, or ten years from now, or twenty
years from now, we’ll be better off because we had the courage to pass this law and keep
moving forward. [Music]