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Altmire Reaction to Supreme Court Decision Regarding 2010 Health Care Reform Law

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire (PA-04) today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's announcement that it finds that the 2010 health care reform law is constitutional.

"I agree with today's ruling. Although I voted against the 2010 health care reform bill, I never believed, nor did I ever argue, that it would be found unconstitutional. I voted against the bill because my constituents were overwhelmingly against it, and because I believed that bill was flawed policy. Two years later, I still believe that the law does not adequately strike the balance between expanding coverage, improving quality, and lowering costs. Now that the Court has ruled, it is my hope that we can once and for all put the acrimonious political debate behind us and do what we should have been doing all along -- working together in a bipartisan fashion to improve upon the law and bring down health care cost for American families, businesses, and the government."


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