Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to uphold President Obama's health care law:
"The United States Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act is a disappointing decision that will have implications for nearly every American.
"Today's decision confirms what many of us who oppose the law have long known -- the health care law is a significant tax increase on the American people regardless of President Obama's repeated assurances that he would not raise taxes on the middle class.
"The legal decision rendered today should not overshadow the fact that the health care law is poor public policy. Increased regulations, Washington mandates and higher taxes are bad policies especially during economically difficult times. The health care law as it currently stands will stifle innovation, hurt job creation and has the potential ultimately to ration health care in this country.
"It is for these reasons that I will continue my efforts to repeal the health care law and replace it with real, common-sense health care reforms to ensure that Americans have access to affordable health care coverage they need from the doctor they choose without higher taxes."