Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court announced it will review the constitutionality of President Obama's healthcare law:
"Obamacare is one of the most glaring breaches of constitutionality in our nation's history. Not only did the healthcare overhaul cost nearly $1 trillion in taxpayer money, it also got rammed through Congress through backroom deals, and is being forced down the throats of the American people. If the federal government can punish the public by law for not purchasing health insurance, what will be next when it comes to losing our liberty as Americans?
"I am pleased that the Supreme Court has agreed to take up the cases of the individual mandate portion of Obamacare as well as the severability of the bill. It is my sincere hope that the Court overturns this attack on our nation's healthcare system so that Congress can get to work on healthcare reform that is truly patient-centered, free-market based, affordable, and constitutional."
Broun recently spearheaded an effort with the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court requesting a ruling on Obamacare's individual mandate. More than 100 additional Members of Congress also supported the brief.