Congressman Ander Crenshaw, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, today (6/28) released the following statement on the United States Supreme Court's ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The high court found the Administration's new health care law constitutional.
"Today's decision by the United States Supreme Court is disappointing. ObamaCare was bad law yesterday, and it is bad law today. That's why I will vote once again to fully repeal ObamaCare when it comes to the House Floor in two weeks.
"ObamaCare has failed to keep the Administration's basic promises to the American people. They said it would lower your health care premiums, and it didn't. They said if you like your health care plan, you can keep it, but you can't. And they said it would save money, and it hasn't.
"I have consistently supported an approach that offers simpler, more affordable, and more accessible health care that allows people to keep the health care that they like. I have advocated for health care reform that provides for true choice and cost-effective measures that won't harm the economy, raise taxes, or bankrupt our children and grandchildren's futures.
"My plan is a step-by-step approach to make health care more affordable and more accessible. It is a plan to end lawsuit abuse, allow small businesses to band together to purchase lower-cost health plans, allow consumers to purchase plans across state lines, make insurance plans portable, prohibit insurers from discriminating against pre-existing conditions, provide tax credits for the working poor, and allow dependents up to age 26 to remain on their parents' insurance plans. This will open doors to affordable health care for individuals, families, and businesses across Florida and the nation."