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Duncan Issues Statement on ObamaCare Supreme Court Ruling


Location: Washington, DC

The United States Supreme Court ruled on an 5 to 4 decision that the provision known as the "individual mandate" that forces people to buy health insurance or face stiff penalties is constitutional as a tax.

Congressman Jeff Duncan, a strong opponent of ObamaCare, was disappointed by the court's ruling. "ObamaCare interferes with the doctor/patient relationship, causes health insurance premiums to skyrocket, increases our national debt, rations care for seniors, and is a major abuse of federal power," said Duncan. "While I'm disappointed in the court's decision, this only strengthens my resolve to push for complete repeal in the United States Congress."

As far as the future of ObamaCare is concerned, Duncan says the law's broken and beyond repair. "There's no way to fix a law this bad," said Duncan. "We're going to have to continue to push for a complete repeal, and once ObamaCare is completely off the books we can start working for ways to reform the system that gets government out of the way and puts patients first. I've never counted on the court to rule one way or another. Congress has been working from day one to repeal and replace this obtrusive law."

"The next step towards repealing ObamaCare begins with making Barack Obama a one-term President. There's no way we can repeal ObamaCare and enact the types of common sense health care reforms Americans deserve as long as he's in the White House. Ultimately, the next battle in the fight to repeal ObamaCare will be fought by the American people at the ballot box in November."

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