Congressman Steve Scalise today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate of Obamacare as a tax.
"While I am disappointed in the Court's decision and would have liked to see a complete overturn of Obamacare, it is clear that President Obama's health care law has failed the American people by increasing costs and jeopardizing the quality health care that millions of American families enjoy today," Scalise said. "The Supreme Court had their say on the last Thursday in June, but the American people will have their say on the first Tuesday in November. President Obama has consistently said that his health care law was not a tax increase on American families, but that's exactly how the Supreme Court classified the individual mandate today. Not only is this new tax yet another violation of the promises made by President Obama, it will hit American families and small businesses squarely in the gut as they struggle to stay afloat in the failed Obama economy. Despite the Supreme Court's decision, I am more resolved than ever to repeal Obamacare and work to fix the real problems in health care like cost and access without breaking the things that make American medical care the best in the world."