U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (MI-08) today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's health care tax:
"Today's Supreme Court decision makes one thing clear: we must redouble our efforts to change leadership in the U.S. Senate and the White House to undo this burdensome Obama healthcare tax that will punish those who cannot afford health insurance and is stifling job creation in America.
"No court can change the facts about this disastrous law. The law has not made health care more affordable as President Obama promised it would. Health insurance premiums are 18 percent higher today than they were in 2009. The law has not allowed families to keep their existing coverage as President Obama promised it would. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that by 2016, at least 4 million Americans will lose their employer-sponsored coverage. Finally, the law does not reduce our budget deficit. Instead, new estimates reveal the law's $2.5 trillion in new spending will actually increase our deficit and worsen our long-term budget outlook."