Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24) released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Obamacare including the individual mandate.
"The Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obamacare and the individual mandate as constitutional is extremely disappointing and one that I strongly disagree with. The Court has held that Congress' taxing powers may be used to compel private citizens to purchase health insurance. This view is abhorrent to me and anyone who cares about individual liberty and personal freedom. It is of the utmost importance that the House acts swiftly to repeal Obamacare and do away with its taxes.
"Today's decision doesn't change the fact that millions of small businesses are going to be deluged with new taxes and job-killing regulations imposed by Obamacare. It also doesn't change the fact that Obamacare is bad public policy that imposes new taxes on all Americans. The American people support repeal and I will work to repeal Obamacare in its entirety.
"Because of the Court's decision, the quality of health care for millions of Americans will be greatly diminished, employers will be forced to drop health care insurance for their employees, and small businesses will need an army of compliance officers to navigate the Obamacare bureaucracy. Obamacare is unsound policy and disastrous for our nation's fiscal solvency. Repealing this monstrosity and replacing it with free market alternatives like the ones proposed by the conservative Republican Study Committee, of which I am a member, is the path forward."