Americans for Prosperity Responds to SCOTUS Ruling on Obama Health Care Plan
ARLINGTON, VA – In response to today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) president Tim Phillips released the following statement:
“Americans for Prosperity is deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a law that most Americans believed to be unconstitutional. As a result, unless Congress steps in and repeals this legislation, health care costs for most Americans will go up and the quality of health care goes down as Washington politicians ramp up yet another massive new bureaucracy. The Court got it wrong, and now Congress must step in.
“President Obama’s big-government legislation will result in higher costs, fewer choices, and centralizes health care decisions in Washington instead of with patients and families. Adding $1.15 trillion in new Washington spending, and handing over health care decisions to bureaucrats is not the way to control health care costs.
“For years, Americans for Prosperity has vigorously opposed President Obama’s deeply flawed health care plan. Since 2009, our Hands Off My Health Care project has rallied thousands of Americans at hundreds of events around the country, including a massive rally this past March with over 4,000 AFP activists.
“The American people deserve health care freedom and choice, not more restrictions and irresponsible spending. Over the next several days, AFP will launch a series of events around the country telling Congress ‘Hands Off My Health Care,’ and demanding a full repeal of Obama’s deeply flawed health care law.”
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Levi Russell at (703)224-3200 or LRussell@afphq.org
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