MSC Applauds SCOTUS Ruling on ACA

Protection of subsidies essential to MS community

Hackensack, NJ, June 25, 2015: The member organizations of the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition (MSC) applaud today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States in King v. Burwell, which confirms the right of consumers to receive subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, regardless of the state they live in.

This ruling is particularly welcome news to MS patients, as MS is an expensive disease to treat. “MS ranks second only to congestive heart failure in terms of costliness compared with other chronic conditions,” said Lisa Skutnik, President of the MSC. “These subsidies are vital to make coverage affordable for many families affected by multiple sclerosis.”

Member organizations of the MSC are: Accelerated Cure Project, the Consortium of MS Centers, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, the International Organization of MS Nurses, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and United Spinal Association.

Find the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition online at http://ms-coalition.org or visit MSC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MSCoalition and on Twitter at @MS_Coalition.

About the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition
The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition was founded in 2005 by three independent multiple sclerosis organizations in an effort to work together to benefit individuals with MS. Since that time, the MSC has grown to eight member organizations, all of whom provide critical MS programs and services. The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition’s mission is to increase opportunities for cooperation and provide greater opportunity to leverage the effective use of resources for the benefit of the MS community.

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Contact:
Multiple Sclerosis Coalition
Annie Scully
(201) 310-9252
communications@ms-coalition.org