Congresswoman Renee Ellmers released the following statement from her office in Washington this afternoon:
"Today the Supreme Court verified that Obamacare is a tax - one that increases the financial burdens on every American by $500 billion and will go down in history as the most significant expansion of government power over the lives of its citizens. This law has and continues to be bad policy for all Americans and future generations."
"I respect our judicial system and the legislative process by which our nation is governed but am deeply concerned in what this means for the future of our country. Today's decision by the Supreme Court sends a direct message to Congress and policy makers that we have to get back to work to repeal this law and replace it with effective, efficient reforms."
"This decision verifies that President Obama has officially passed the biggest tax increase in modern history. Furthermore, a board of 15 unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats will now remain in place to determine your healthcare while $500 billion is raided from Medicare and our seniors. I will not rest until the entire law has been repealed and patient-centered reforms are put in place."
"The American people now have a very clear choice. They can either support historic tax and spending increases, fiscal uncertainty, and unprecedented government overreach into nearly all aspects of their lives or join us in fighting to repeal this Obamacare tax and work for real solutions while taking healthcare decisions out of the hands of government bureaucrats and putting them back into the control of doctors, patients, and their families."
Congresswoman Ellmers was a registered nurse for over 21 years before being elected to Congress in 2010. She ran for office primarily in her opposition to Obamacare and its threats to the American healthcare system. Congresswoman Ellmers sits on the House Small Business Committee where she serves as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology.