In March 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, implementing measures that have prioritized health care like never before. These comprehensive reforms have empowered hardworking families to make sound choices concerning their health, instead of accepting unjust terms dictated by insurance companies. I continue to fight on behalf of those individuals who aren't looking for a handout, but a level playing field when it comes to health care. Today thousands of seniors, young adults, small businesses, and individuals with preexisting conditions now have unprecedented access to quality health care in the state of Louisiana. In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. I strongly support President Obama's push for an overhaul of health insurance programs and applaud the Supreme Court on its decision to uphold the individual mandate which guarantees that every American has health care coverage.