Today's decision by the Supreme Court is a hollow and temporary victory for the Administration.
The Supreme Court’s ruling today confirms what many people of goodwill believed all along: Congress’ historic efforts to provide a more affordable and equitable system of health care for our nation is within its constitutional prerogatives. I am proud of my work to make this law a reality. Its benefits are clear: it provides health security to millions of middle class Americans, reduces the deficit and improves health outcomes for our entire population.
The Supreme Court ruled today in favor of all hard working Americans by upholding the Affordable Care Act. After a two-year legal battle, the Supreme Court confirmed today that the reforms in the Affordable Care Act will continue to provide millions of Americans with health coverage.
I understand a multi-million dollar campaign is being launched in Georgia based on false conclusions to foment ire among the people to repeal this legislation. In response to this televised barrage, Americans must use their own experience and the experiences of people who now have healthcare to assess the truth of these ads. I petition Republicans to end the partisan politicking and get back to the work of leading a nation in need of answers to the healthcare crisis. Let’s move forward together to build upon the progress this law represents.
I applaud the Supreme Court for their decision on the Affordable Care Act. You may read my statement on this important verdict on my website.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Congressman Cummings Applauds Affordable Care Act Decision | Congressman ElijFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2012 (Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision: “I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act. This...
Today the Supreme Court upheld important protections for Michigan families, including lower prescription drug prices for seniors, access to maternity care and mammograms for women, tools for Michigan small businesses to lower their health care costs, and coverage for children with preexisting conditions.
Now we must continue to keep patients in charge of their own health decisions by stopping those in Congress seeking to end Medicare as we know it.
My focus has always been and will continue to be ensuring that Michigan families and seniors have access to affordable coverage and that people, not health insurance companies, have control over their own health care decisions.
Today's decision is a jarring blow to our 200-year-old tradition of constitutionally limited government and personal liberty.
The Supreme Court's decision doesn't change the fact that President Obama's health care law is a terrible policy that will impose new taxes, increase the cost of health care and cost our country jobs.
It is now up to Congress to repeal Obamacare and enact common-sense reforms that will expand access to affordable, quality health care.
REPEAL IS STILL A TOP PRIORITY. “This decision on its face establishes a number of troubling precedents our country will wrestle with for years to come. Among them, that government can compel its citizens, under threat of tax, to make purchases and decisions as though they were subjects, redefine the limits of federalism, and establish itself or its delegates as the unquestionable arbiters of patient care. The American people resoundingly disapprove of the President’s attempt to redefine the relationship between citizens and government in those terms, and I had hoped our Justices would see that our Constitution aggressively shields this foundational relationship from such federal expansion."
Disappointed in the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare. Obamacare costs too much in the form of lost rights, lost jobs, higher taxes, and increased debt. I will join with my colleagues to repeal this law and pursue sensible healthcare reform. http://inhofe.senate.gov/
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While today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is disappointing, Congressional Republicans will not rest until ObamaCare is fully repealed. Rather than jam a nearly 3,000-page bill through Congress using political favors and backroom deals, as was the case with ObamaCare, Congressional Republicans are committed to working across the aisle in a step-by-step manner to improve and expand access to health care, while reducing costs for Americans.
Today's Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare is a victory for the middle class, seniors, small businesses and for millions of Americans. We fought hard to implement crucial reforms such as ensuring no one can be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition or dropped when you get sick, and I'm so pleased that the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of this important law. Thanks to this ruling, millions of Americans will have access to preventive care, millions of young adults will be covered on their parents' plans & millions of seniors will have lower prescription drug costs. Please join me in letting President Obama know that we stand with him today in support of Obamacare.
Read Bernie's statement on the Supreme Court's health care ruling: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/
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The Supreme Court's decision confirms the President broke his promise not to tax the middle class. This law remains bad for patients, providers, and taxpayers.
- To our Democratic colleagues, stand by your tax increase or stand with us to Repeal and Replace Obamacare.
During the entire congressional debate over Obamcare, Democrats vehemently denied this was a tax on the American people. The Obama Administration also denied this was a tax. However, when the case went to Court, they argued, for constitutional purposes, it was a tax.
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Obamacare is wrong for Americans. It will destroy our health care system. This now means we fight every hour, every day until November to elect a new President and a new Senate to repeal Obamacare.
Today’s Supreme Court decision is very troubling because it sets a new precedent for governmental overreach into our health care choices. But the Supreme Court saw it for what it was, and what the White House insisted it wasn’t: a tax hike in the middle of a struggling economy.
Like many Americans, I am extremely disappointed by today’s decision. The president’s health care law was essentially and regrettably upheld. While I respect the Court’s ruling, I do believe it was wrongly decided. I do not believe the federal government is empowered by the Constitution to mandate the purchase of health insurance and I continue to believe that the president’s health care law is bad for our nation’s health and bad for our nation’s future.
Boxer Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care http://boxer.senate.gov/en/