Rep. Nan Hayworth, M.D. (R-NY) released the following statement today after U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson announced his ruling finding that the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. The suit, filed by former-Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, was brought by 26 states, the National Federation of Independent Business, and two individuals:
"Today's decision is a crucial victory for all Americans in many ways. First, it is an important step toward freeing our economy from the burdens that the ACA has already placed on our small businesses and employers. We need to grow jobs right away, and the ACA has stifled hiring. Second, Judge Vinson has restored the quintessentially American principles of individual liberty and of federalism, protecting the rights enshrined in our Constitution."
"I agree wholeheartedly with Judge Vinson that this law exceeds the power granted to the federal government. Although the lawsuit will likely proceed to the Supreme Court, today's ruling is a win for all Americans who now suffer due to an invasive and domineering federal government."