Individual Mandate Struck Down
by Ted Cruz on July 22, 2014 at 1:12 PM
The "second highest court in the land" — the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia — just struck a BIG blow to Obamacare.
The court ruled that the Obama Administration ignored the text of the law, and improperly extended Obamacare subsidies and the individual mandate to States that have not created state exchanges.
The effect of this ruling, if enforced, is that the individual mandate is struck down in 36 States, including Texas.
This is a huge victory for the American people, but we cannot rest.
President Obama will surely appeal. And Americans will continue to lose jobs, pay higher premiums, and receive fewer healthcare choices because of this disastrous law. Simply put, we cannot rely on the courts alone to stop Obamacare.
The ultimate solution must be political. As long as Harry Reid is Senate Majority Leader, Senate Democrats will continue to stonewall any attempts to provide meaningful relief to the American people from the effects of Obamacare.
To deliver a full repeal of Obamacare once and for all, we must retire Harry Reid as Majority Leader.