The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to render its decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act health care reform law Thursday.
Appearing on MSNBC Wednesday, South Carolina 6th District Congressman Jim Clyburn said no matter what the justices decide, Congress will be working on health care for some time to come. He compared it to the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964– saying it took eight years to get voting rights, fair employment, and fair housing encompassed in the legislation.
“We had four distinctly different pieces of (civil rights) legislation over a period of eight years to get to what we now call the Civil Rights Act. I think it’s going to take the same thing with healthcare irrespective of what the Supreme Court may do. We are going to be working on the accessibility of healthcare and the affordability of healthcare for a long time out into the future.”