Pete Sessions Responds to the Supreme Court’s Ruling on ObamaCare
If today’s Supreme Court ruling proved one thing, it is that the Court no longer believes that words matter. The Affordable Care Act plainly says that an exchange must be established by a state for that state’s residents to receive tax credits from the federal government to subsidize their purchases of health insurance made on the exchanges. Today, the Supreme Court chose to completely ignore the words of the law and once again bail out the Obama Administration’s disastrous health care boondoggle.
Five years ago, Obama and Democrats forced a massive 2,700 page healthcare bill through Congress - without revealing its full contents to the American people - with the promise of lower healthcare costs, increased coverage, and the ability to choose your own doctor. So far, all of these promises have been broken. Premiums have skyrocketed, millions of workers were dropped by their employer’s healthcare plans, and the President's infamous line, “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” was voted the lie of the year by PolitiFact. This onerous law has wreaked havoc on the American people and our nation’s healthcare system. It should not have withstood legal scrutiny, but the Court has chosen to dedicate itself to saving this law.
While I do not agree with the Supreme Court’s ruling today, I will continue to tirelessly work to dismantle, repeal, and replace this disastrous law. I have voted more than 50 times to repeal the President’s healthcare law, and I remain committed to implementing a common sense policy that provides for patient-centered solutions that focus on the needs of seniors, small businesses, and American families. A fundamental tenant of being an American means that citizens should be able to make their own decisions about what is right for them and their families, and that should include the right to choose affordable healthcare plans under a free marketplace system.