Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Kathy Lim Ko, president and CEO of the APIAHF, said that the Supreme Court's ruling "validated a landmark civil-rights law." The APIAHF is an advocacy organization promoting policy and community programs that benefit the health of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders.
"The ACA will improve access to quality health care for millions of Asian-Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, protect our communities from unfair insurance company practices, and make substantial investments in our nation's public health infrastructure," she said in a statement.
"We know that the work ahead is still significant, and we must continue to fight to ensure that all people--including our nation's immigrants--have the right to health and health care. We will continue to analyze today's decision in more detail and work to defend the ACA against continued attempts to repeal the advances that have been made."
Center for American Progress
Neera Tandeen, president of the Center for American Progress, an educational institute and think tank, called the ruling a "victory for millions of Americans who are already benefiting from the health reform law."
"It's not about Democrats or Republicans winning or losing, it's about people's lives. All of us — Democrats and Republicans — must move forward with making health care work for every American, and that means stopping the political games and implementing the law," she said in a statement.
Tandeen called for an end to the partisan battle over the act, adding in her statement, "But will Republicans stop their politics-at-all-costs campaign long enough to make sure America's health care system works for every American?"
"No more slash-and-burn politics. No more delay tactics. Republican attorney generals have wasted millions of dollars using the courts to achieve their political ends. Today the Court affirmed its role as the neutral arbiter of the law for all Americans."
GOProud, a gay and straight alliance promoting conservative ideals, criticized the Court's ruling, saying the decision gives the federal government "unchecked power."
"Today is a good day for big government and a bad day for individual liberty," Jimmy LaSalvia, executive director of GOProud, said in a statement.
He continued: "This decision reminds us of how important it is to elect conservatives to the House, Senate, and the White House that will protect our individual liberties, because it is clear that the Supreme Court is unwilling to do so."
"Free market health care reform would expand access to domestic-partner benefits and put gay people in charge of their health care decisions. By upholding 'Obamacare,' the Supreme Court has upheld legislation that hurts all Americans, but especially hurts gay and lesbian families."