Today, U.S. Representative Jim Renacci (OH-16) released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its decision to leave the President's health care law intact:
"Obviously, I am very disappointed that the Supreme Court failed to strike down the massive health care overhaul which is ineffective, unconstitutional and opposed by a majority of Americans. The Court is not perfect and this is not the first time -- nor will it be the last time -- they came to the wrong conclusion. In many cases the Court has eventually moved to overturn a previous mistake, an outcome that I and a majority of Americans remain hopeful for in this case.
"Despite the Court voting to uphold the law as constitutional, the fact remains that this law has raised taxes, gutted Medicare, increased premiums, added burdensome regulations and substantially increased the cost of health care for American families. It is also important to remember that this decision in no way prevents legislators from repealing it in the future and replacing it with legislation that both increases consumer freedom and lowers health care costs -- two things the President's law has proven to be incapable of doing."
Rep. Renacci is serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he is a member of the Financial Services Committee. Prior to his election he worked as a Certified Public Accountant in the health care industry, and owned and operated over 60 other businesses in the automotive and sports management fields.