U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Friday regarding the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the individual mandate in the health spending law:
"Like countless other Americans, I welcome the 11th Circuit's ruling against the individual mandate. Forcing Americans to buy health insurance approved by the government was an unprecedented, unwelcome, and unconstitutional expansion of federal power, and today's decision only strengthens and adds more momentum to the efforts of those of us who are working to repeal it. Congress should repeal this costly and burdensome law and replace it with the kind of commonsense reforms Americans really want."