U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Alabama, endorsed House efforts to seek a full repeal of Obamacare after the Supreme Court failed to strike down the costly and controversial new health care law.
"While I am deeply disappointed over the Supreme Court's failure to strike down the heart of Obamacare by allowing the individual mandate to stand as a giant new tax, I have always believed that the controversial law could only be stopped by Congress and a new president," Congressman Bonner said Thursday. "This is a sad day for individual freedom, but it is a big day for bigger government and higher taxes.
"Absent a Supreme Court ruling to directly strike down or dismantle Obamacare, the House of Representatives is pursuing a full repeal of the unpopular new health care law which has already driven up health care premiums, forced religious institutions to violate their beliefs and will likely add $1.7 trillion to the federal debt over ten years according to the Congressional Budget Office.
"I voted against the passage of President Obama's health care law in 2009 and 2010 and I have joined the House in voting more than two dozen times since January 2011 to both fully repeal and dismantle the costly and unpopular health care law.
"Obamacare remains widely unpopular with the American people who want health care reform without losing their choice of doctors, quality of coverage or facing higher premiums.
"I support House efforts to fully repeal the president's health care law and instead pass market-based reforms that help to lower health care costs while extending coverage to those with preexisting conditions." Congressman Bonner said.