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Rep. Graves Disappointed in Supreme Court Decision on Obamacare

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Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) released the following statement today, after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

"This is a dark day in our history. While I'm disappointed in the Supreme Court's decision, I'm more resolved than ever to repealing this law in its entirety."

"First the President told us the individual mandate was not a tax. Now, the high court is telling us it is a tax. What's clear from today's ruling is there are now no limits to how the federal government can tax the American people. This is not the America I know and love."

"House Republicans are firmly commited to removing this entire law. Once that work is done, and the nightmare known as Obamacare is fully behind us, we must engage in a thoughtful, common-sense approach to reforming health care in America. Any reforms we undertake pertaining to health care must let families make their own health choices and preserve the doctor-patient relationship. It's time for a patient-centered, patient-driven, free market-focused solution for health care."

Background:
Today, the Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 ruling, which upheld the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The case was argued before the court's nine justices earlier this year.


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