King Vs. Burwell Decision: Conversation NOT Over
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Upon the announcement of the Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell to uphold the Administration's overreach, Congressman Trent Franks Chairman of the Constitution Subcommitee of the Judiciary, made the following statement: "Today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of ObamaCare's federal insurance subsidies is disappointing, but not the end of the discussion. The very simple fact of the matter is Obamacare violated the Origination Clause of the Constitution by implementing the single largest tax hike in U.S. history with a Senate-originated bill. Unfortunately the Supreme Court has thus far refused to consider this reality.
"ObamaCare's effects have been an unmitigated disaster. With more uncertainty on the horizon, this intrinsically flawed system will ultimately collapse upon itself unless policy makers repeal or drastically change it. I will not give up my opposition to ObamaCare and will continue to seek ways to replace our current system with health care reform that is fostered through the private sector.
"There are four principles of reform I believe that government should encourage when dealing with the health care system:
- Every American, regardless of health or financial status, should have access to affordable healthcare coverage of their choice.
- Healthcare should be family-focused and patient centered. It must put patients, in consultation with their doctors, in control of their healthcare; not the patient's employer, and certainly not government bureaucrats
- Americans should own and control their healthcare plan, and it should be personal and portable.
- Americans who are happy with their current plan should be allowed to keep it."