Congressman Jeff Landry (R, LA-03), who declined his Congressional healthcare benefits, issued the following statement on today's Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare):
"This is a tragic day for America as the Supreme Court ruled there is no limit to the federal government's overreach. Today's ruling moves America further down the path of socialism. It increases taxes on low and middle class Americans and keeps the anti-religious freedom HHS mandate intact.
Obamacare became law because longtime Washington politicians were not brave enough to offer common-sense solutions to make health care more accessible and affordable when they were in charge. If they had fixed the problem, there would have been no room for Obamacare in the first place.
Today's ruling highlights that we cannot and should not rely on the Supreme Court to clean up Congress's mess. We need people in Congress who have the strength and courage to put patients and families in charge, not the government or insurance companies. My job is to return Washington to the people and that includes putting We the People in charge of our own healthcare.
I will continue to work for Obamacare's full repeal and offer real solutions like purchasing insurance across state lines, allowing small businesses to pool their employees together, and rewarding people who make healthy lifestyle choices. And I call on all Americans who disagree with the Supreme Court's decision to become more engaged and involved; together, we can repeal and replace Obamacare and those who passed it."