Today, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision on the Obama healthcare law.
“The Supreme Court has declared the healthcare law constitutional, but that doesn’t make it good policy. In fact, the majority said it was not ruling on fairness or wisdom of healthcare policy, but instead on the power of Congress to levy taxes.
“The court’s ruling confirms the president’s healthcare law is nothing more than a massive tax on the American people.
“When the healthcare law is fully implemented, most Americans won’t be able to keep the coverage they have now. Their health insurance coverage choices will be decided in Washington, D.C., and there will also be new regulations to disrupt the doctor-patient relationship. $500 billion will be cut from Medicare to pay for full implementation of the healthcare law, plus $500 billion in higher taxes on individual Americans and businesses.
“From the start, Americans have had deep misgivings about government taking over healthcare, and these concerns have grown as they’ve learned more about how they will be affected. The Supreme Court’s ruling changes none of this. Americans will have an opportunity to do something about this on Election Day in November.”