Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) responded to the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold the individual mandate, a controversial provision of President Obama's health care law.
"I find today's ruling disappointing and disastrous. We need to put the power back into the hands of the people. Americans deserve a patient-centered approach to healthcare that allows them to make their own choices and receive the healthcare they and their doctor feel is best. The government must get out of the way of determining what doctors we can see, what treatments we can receive and what coverage we should have.
"The President's health care law is not what Americans asked for, and it's not difficult to understand why -- over $500 billion in tax hikes, the creation of more than 150 new federal bureaucracies, $1.76 trillion added to the growing national deficit -- and the list goes on.
"This healthcare law is unaffordable for our country, forces Americans into government exchanges to buy their healthcare coverage, and vastly increases the government's involvement in our lives.
"I have voted time and again to repeal Obamacare, and I remain committed to fully repealing this law in its entirety. With common-sense reforms, we can make health insurance more affordable, more accessible and more available without further harming the economy. America is a government by the people, for the people and of the people -- and I hope that they vote down ObamaCare in November."