06/28/2012 06:13 pm ET Updated Aug 28, 2012

A Victory for the American People... Now Let's Finish the Job With Medicare for All

I am grateful that the Supreme Court put partisanship aside and affirmed the will of the people, as expressed through their elected representatives in Congress and the White House.

Of course, our struggle isn't over. Republicans in Congress will still try to dismantle the Affordable Care Act piece by piece. They still don't get it. They are still nostalgic for the old, broken health care system that left millions without coverage; bankrupted families and small businesses; and put the middle class at the mercy of the insurance industry.

What we need now is to build on health care reform. More than ever, we need bold, ambitious health care reform that truly fixes the problem. We tried a compromise solution with the Affordable Care Act and even that did not satisfy the extreme right wing. For nearly a half century, Medicare has provided health security to older Americans and those with disabilities in a fair and cost-efficient way. It's time to give every American those same benefits. Let's move now to pass Medicare Part "E" -- "Medicare for Everyone."