Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D) released a video on the Supreme Court decision:
Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D): This is certainly a historic day in this country, but not, but not a day to deepen our divisions or throw up our hands and celebrate and say our work is done. For all Americans, Republicans, Democrats, the states and the federal government must continue to work together to make sure healthcare is functional, full, and fair. Because of healthcare, millions and millions of seniors like my ninety year old father are getting free preventive services, children are not being denied coverage, and young adults are covered under their parents’ plan. These are big and important differences helping millions of Americans focus on their jobs and quality of life instead of worrying about what will happen if they and their family members get injured or sick. I know there are many who disagree with this decision. I hear from you. I know that there are many of you, but I pledge to work with and listen to any and everyone who calls. You need information about this unprecedented plan to insure all Americans. And so, if you have questions please don’t hesitate to call my office. I look forward to hearing from you. This is, I repeat, a truly historic day.