MANCHESTER – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) called today’s U.S. Appeals Court ruling in the Halbig v. Burwell case an example of executive overreach and a strong reason why the federal government should not be involved in health care. The ruling indicated that the subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, commonly called ObamaCare, cannot be given in states that, like New Hampshire, do not have a state-based exchange.
“The second highest court of the nation today found that President Obama broke the law in his zealous effort to implement this badly broken plan to force government-run health care onto Americans,” said Greg Moore, AFP-NH State Director. “With this ruling, a sense of checks and balances has been restored to our government to stop the President’s overreach in trying to rewrite a law that isn’t working and can’t work. ObamaCare supporters consistently say that their defective scheme is ‘the law of the land,’ but now we know that’s just not true.”
AFP-NH points out that the $4.8 billion in taxpayers have paid for the ObamaCare exchanges are a massive increase in the original estimate of $304 million.
“New Hampshire taxpayers are on the hook for the massive incompetence we have seen in the implementation of ObamaCare and there’s nowhere to go get our money back,” added Moore. “What’s worse is that based on the massive cost overruns, the future prospects for this law are getting bleaker by the day. It’s time for the President to admit his failings, stop trying to take unconstitutional steps to keep afloat a ship that is sinking deeper and deeper by the day.”