FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 28, 2012
GENERAL INQUIRIES CONTACT:
Director, Marketing & Communications, Hadassah
(212) 303-8120 (o); (202) 303-4525 (f)
WASHINGTON—In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today on the Affordable Care Act, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, released the following statement:
Hadassah welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, affirming our commitment to ensuring that all Americans have access to quality affordable health care.
As we have done throughout our 100-year history, Hadassah today empowers its more than 330,000 members, associates and supporters to realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society. Through that longstanding commitment to advocacy, Hadassah proudly signed an amicus curiae brief in this case supporting the Affordable Care Act.
Central to Hadassah’s mission is the commitment to enhance the health of people worldwide through the organization’s support of medical care and research at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem. Hadassah is devoted to strengthening the healthcare system in the United States and has a long history of advocating for comprehensive healthcare reform. As a fervent supporter of economic security for women and families, Hadassah recognizes that lack of coverage compromises the health and economic well-being of millions of uninsured individuals, as well as our nation as a whole.
Hadassah maintains its support for healthcare access and will continue to advocate for policies that ensure affordable coverage and improve the quality of care for every American.
Founded in 1912, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is celebrating its 100th year. Hadassah is the largest women’s Zionist Jewish membership organization in the United States. In Israel, it supports medical care and research, education and youth programs, and reforestation and parks projects. In the United States, Hadassah promotes health education, social action and advocacy, volunteerism, Jewish education and research, Young Judaea and connections with Israel. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org.