Linda McMahon today released the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Health Care Act:
"Today's decision by the High Court is extremely disappointing. The American people were told that this legislation would lower costs. It hasn't. They were told that it would not increase taxes. It does.
"The tax increases that finance this will devastate small businesses and middle class families.
"Our choice this November is all the clearer. The majority of Americans oppose the President's health care plan because it raises taxes on small businesses, cuts Medicare by $500 billion and increases costs. I opposed it because Connecticut small business owners have told me about the negative impact it has had on their ability to create jobs. But now the real work begins, and that's why it is so important for Connecticut voters to send someone to Washington who will implement common-sense, market-based solutions that increase patient choice, control costs, and expand access to coverage for all Americans.
"I know what it's like for the millions of Americans who lie awake at night worried about what they would do if, God forbid, something happened to a loved one and they couldn't afford the medical care they need, because I've been there. When I found out I was pregnant with my son Shane, we didn't have health insurance because we couldn't afford it. As we reform our health care system, we should always remember those Americans, including many here in Connecticut, who every day face the uncertainty and fear of being without insurance or access to quality care."