The Supreme Court upheld Obamacare today, despite ruling that the individual mandate was unconstitutional under the commerce clause of the Constitution. The Court ruled that the individual mandate survives as a tax.
In upholding Obamacare, The Supreme Court's decision forces Americans to buy health insurance. If they refuse, they will now face an enormous tax penalty.
The results of Obamacare are clear. The American people now face higher healthcare costs, 20 new taxes, top down government control of healthcare, and $1.76 trillion added to our budget. PLUS a ballooning IRS which is supposed to “manage” this mess! I’m not holding my breath on that one!
It is now solely up to Congress to deal with this bad law. I believe the Court made the wrong decision. Republicans were elected in overwhelming numbers in 2010 on a promise to repeal Obamacare. The fight goes on. We must continue to work to repeal Obamacare and replace it with free market healthcare reforms which put patients first.
The American people have rejected Obamacare. It is time for Congress to follow their lead. Our nation's finances, healthcare, and liberty demand nothing less.
Congressman Fleischmann issued a video statement reacting to the Supreme Court decision to uphold Obamacare. You can view his statement here.