“The Supreme Court made the wrong decision today. The Constitution places specific limits on the government, and the court unfortunately did not recognize those limits in allowing Obamacare to stand. While the Supreme Court may consider the individual mandate a tax, the Obama administration repeatedly claimed that this was not a tax when they tried to pass Obamacare. Like many conservatives, I believe the individual mandate cannot be justified as a tax,” Fleischmann said.
“Not only does Obamacare force Americans to buy insurance whether they want it or not, but it also forces Americans to subsidize birth control even if it violates their faith. Additionally, the law creates IPAB, the Independent Payment Advisory Board. This board is anything but advisory. It has the power to control Medicare payments, and its decisions carry the full force of law.
“The results of Obamacare are clear: Higher healthcare costs, hundreds of billions in tax increases, top down government control of healthcare, and a continuation of our massive deficits. Now, it is time for Congressional Republicans to demonstrate our commitment to smaller government, and continue the fight to repeal Obamacare. Our healthcare, our nation’s finances, and our national character demand nothing less.”
“The Supreme Court’s flawed decision is a gross interpretation of Congress’ taxing responsibility under the Constitution. One thing this decision certainly does not change is the need for Obamacare to be repealed – immediately. As a member of the Ways & Means Committee, I will work with my colleagues on repealing this ‘tax.’”
“I have been fighting to fully repeal Obamacare, since I took the oath of office, and I am making progress. I am the author of the first bill signed into law that repeals a healthcare provision in Obamacare, saving taxpayers $13 billion dollars. I will not rest until Congress repeals the law in its entirety.
“Obamacare has been a disaster for the US economy. We’ve had 40 straight months of unemployment above 8 percent with no end in sight. Obamacare’s regulations, taxes, and mandates are killing our economy. And the trillions of dollars in spending Obamacare adds to our nearly 16 trillion dollar debt is unsustainable.
“Every day this law stands is a day more jobs are lost, more money is wasted and more people are losing their health insurance.”
“I join the American people in their disappointment over today’s Supreme Court ruling. This is unfortunate news for patients and for taxpayers. The President has consistently told the American people that this mandate was not a tax. This decision serves as yet another example of the lack of transparency and honesty coming from this administration, and it shows their willingness to lie so they can impose their will on the American people.
“There is no way to 'fix' this hopelessly broken law. It’s time for Congress to admit Obamacare was a mistake and give the American people what they want – a chance to start with a clean slate on real health care transformation. We must repeal Obamacare and work step-by-step to replace it with real solutions that work. We are going to focus on 5 items - increase choice and options; decrease cost and mandates; simplify the system for patients and providers; restore the cuts Obamacare made to Medicare; and work to make health care tax-free.
“A good first step in this process would be for Congress to pass H.R. 371, the Health Care Choice Act, which I introduced last year. Allowing you to purchase health care insurance that fits your needs regardless of where you live is just the sort of cost-cutting, common sense health care reform that works.
“I believe Americans should have the freedom to make their own health care decisions. That’s why my colleagues and I will keep working to repeal Obamacare, and work to restore the freedom intended and secured by our founding fathers.”