Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7) issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's announcement that it would consider the legality of President Obama's health care law.
"I applaud the United States Supreme Court's decision to review President Obama's health care law. For more than a year, I have advocated that the nation's highest court rule expeditiously and spare the Nation years of litigation and uncertainty. Today's announcement by the highest court will help us move closer toward much needed certainty our nation desperately needs. It is my hope that the high court will render its final ruling on this issue this summer."
In Congress, Lance has led the call for an expedited review of the health care law. The Seventh District lawmaker is the co-author of a bicameral congressional resolution (H.Res. 74) respectfully requesting that the justices invoke the Court's Rule 11, "writ of certiorari" allowing the High Court to take a case from the appellate level only upon a showing that the case is of such "imperative public importance" as to require an immediate decision.
Congressman Leonard Lance opposes the President's health care law and instead supports common-sense fiscally responsible reforms that will lower health care costs, expand access and grow jobs. These reforms include allowing insurance to be sold across state lines, establishing high-risk insurance pools, limiting frivolous lawsuits and prohibiting insurance companies from discriminating on the basis of pre-existing conditions. As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Lance is on the front lines of this effort.