U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) issued the following statement today in response to an announcement from the Supreme Court of the United States that the Court will hear cases concerning the constitutionality of the health care reform law.
"I am pleased the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to consider the constitutionality of the health care reform law. This law has generated significant uncertainty for American families and businesses -- compounding the steep economic challenges already facing our nation. This uncertainty imposes an enormous drag on our economy at the worst possible time.
"On January, 1, 2014, the new law's individual mandate will force most Americans to purchase a certain level of health insurance as defined by the federal government. This new federal requirement is unprecedented and it is critically important that the Court determine as soon as possible whether it is constitutional."