Republican U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Summers today issued the following statement in response to today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare.
"The skyrocketing cost of health insurance is a grave concern for our families and businesses, and this issue needs to be addressed in order to get our economy moving again. But, just like Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, I disagree with the President's plan.
"The solution to our health care crisis is not more government control of such a large sector of our economy. The solution lies in giving families and businesses more control over their health care and putting consumers back in charge.
"We also need to level the playing field by making sure families and individuals have the same tax benefits that businesses have in order to make health insurance more affordable.
"I am disappointed in the Supreme Court's ruling today because I, like most Americans, do not believe the federal government has the right to force anyone to purchase a product.
"Today's Supreme Court decision makes this Senate race more critical than ever. The Court's ruling makes it clear that the President's plan amounts to a massive tax increase. Maine people need a Senator who will provide a voice for businesses and families as we address this critical