Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its rulings in National Federation of Independent Business, et al., v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al. (and two companion cases), the cases challenging the constitutionality of ObamaCare. The 5-4 vote upheld President Barack Obama's trillion-dollar government takeover of our nation's healthcare system--including the individual mandate to purchase health insurance--as constitutional under Congress' taxing power.
Congressman Mike Pompeo (KS-04), a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and a former attorney, released the following statement in response:
"The President's health care law has been making things worse for Americans by driving up health costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire workers. The only way to alter course is to repeal ObamaCare in its entirety. I am disappointed that the Court did not side with the majority of Americans who are concerned with this law. However, since the Court didn't reject the law, Republicans in Congress must now vote to repeal ObamaCare in its entirety and to enact common sense, step-by-step reforms that protect Americans' access to the care they need, from the doctor they choose, at a lower cost.
"The Court's decision to uphold the power of Congress to require Americans to purchase health insurance has greatly diminished our Constitution of limited, enumerated federal powers and proven that elections truly do matter. It's now more important than ever that we elect Republicans to the Senate and the White House this fall to join the House in repealing ObamaCare.
"Although the Court's ruling today was not the outcome a majority of Americans hoped to see, Republicans stand ready to repeal ObamaCare in its entirety as we stand with Americans across the nation who want their individual freedom restored. Decisions regarding Americans' health care should reside with individuals and families, not with bureaucrats in Washington, DC," stated Pompeo.