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Pitts on Supreme Court Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Decision


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This morning, the Supreme Court announced their decision in the Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties case. Congressman Joe Pitts (PA-16) released the following statement:

"First of all, I want to congratulate the Hahns, who made a brave stand for freedom. I know it was a difficult decision to resist the power of the federal government.

"The Hahns have spent years in court and opened themselves up to criticism by standing up for their rights. Conestoga Wood provided good insurance long before Obamacare. They didn't need a government order to know that providing for their employees was the right thing to do.

"The mandate the Hahns objected to was not even clearly contained within the Affordable Care Act. It was the result of a bureaucratic decision made behind closed doors. This shows how much we need true health care reform that focuses on expanding coverage and reducing costs, not centralizing health care decisions in Washington."

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