Jun 28, 2012

McCarthy Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision Regarding ObamaCare

Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to generally uphold ObamaCare:

“From the moment ObamaCare was introduced, House Republicans and the American people have expressed concerns about the impacts it would have on the cost and quality of care, our economy and the national debt. One of the first votes of our new Majority was for the full repeal of ObamaCare; since then, the House has voted twenty-nine additional times to defund, dismantle or repeal it.

“The Court’s ruling makes one thing clear – it is up to Congress to act to repeal the impending health care tax increases on American families. That is why House Republicans will move forward to fully repeal ObamaCare in order to prevent further harm to our economy, job creation and the cost and quality of care. More than two years after its passage, healthcare costs have gone up and millions of Americans are at risk of losing their current coverage. The impact of pending tax hikes on hardworking families and small businesses, massive new debt-fueled spending and the proliferation of burdensome regulations is adding to the uncertainty that is already holding back economic growth and job creation. We need to make reforms to our health care system that will actually lower costs, protect American innovation and provide certainty to American families and small business owners – we cannot achieve this unless we have full repeal.”