Statement on Supreme Court Ruling
AFP-Maryland State Director Dave Schwartz reacts to Supreme Court Ruling
ANNAPOLIS, MD – In response to today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Maryland State Director of Americans for Prosperity Dave Schwartz released the following statement:
“The Maryland chapter of Americans for Prosperity is deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a law that most Americans believed to be unconstitutional. Marylanders want real health care reform that gives them control of their personal health decisions – not unelected bureaucrats in Washington. It is no surprise most Americans are worried that this law will result in higher costs, fewer choices, and worse care for them and their families. And for good reason – they’re right.
“This law is unaffordable, irresponsible, and unaccountable; it is not hard to understand that adding $1.15 trillion in new Washington spending will not control health care costs. The country simply can’t afford this law – we have no money. The first step to enacting sustainable reform is by drafting an affordable law. Why is it so hard for Washington to understand that?
“The simple truth is the Court got it wrong, and now Congress must step in. If Congress doesn’t, Marylanders and Americans alike will be condemned to higher health care costs, a lower quality of care, and a new massive Washington bureaucracy.
“AFP will be launching a major campaign shortly telling Congress to repeal President Obama’s deeply flawed health care plan and give Americans what they deserve: health care freedom and choice – not more restrictions and irresponsible spending.”