Romney added: "Obamacare was bad policy yesterday. It's bad policy today. Obamacare was bad law yesterday. It's bad law today."
This presidential election is "a choice," Romney said. "You can choose whether you want to have a larger and larger government, more and more intrusive in your life, separating you and your doctor, whether you're comfortable with more deficits, higher debt that we will pass onto the coming generations. [Or] whether you're willing to have the government put in place a plan that potentially causes you to lose the insurance that you like or whether instead you want to return to a time when the American people will have their own choice in health care, where consumers will be able to make share choices as to what kind of health insurance they want."
"This is the time of choice for the American people," Romney said.
Romney concluded: "Help us. Help us defeat Obamacare. Help us defeat the liberal agenda that makes government too big, too intrusive and is killing jobs across this great country."
Congressman Flake Releases Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold Obamacare
“This ruling has made the path forward on healthcare very clear: Congress must repeal Obamacare,” said Flake. “The implementation of this government-run healthcare system will not only decrease the quality of healthcare in this country, but it will place an enormous burden on the economy at a time when we can least afford it. I will continue to work to fully repeal Obamacare and replace it with market-based healthcare reforms that improve the quality of care and lower costs through competition.”
The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is a disappointing setback to national healthcare reform. This ruling jeopardizes the entire American healthcare system and sets forth a dangerous precedent that threatens the very core of our Constitution.
It's fitting that the court has found this law to be valid as a massive new tax, because that is essentially what it is. The president's celebration will be short-lived, as the harsh economic reality of this harebrained, big-government scheme will now become even more clear and its immediate impact on growth more pronounced.
President Obama’s healthcare law is set to increase national debt, cripple small businesses, and kill jobs. It will continue to deteriorate the American labor market, increase taxes, and impose stifling mandates and regulations. In an economy with 8.2% unemployment and nearly $16 trillion in debt, we absolutely cannot afford policies that inhibit job creation.
Unfortunately, the Supreme Court’s decision will not put a stop to the gross abuse of federal power that we have seen so often from the Obama Administration, but we must not give up in our efforts to protect our constitutional rights from government overreach.
It is now up to the American people to overturn Obamacare when they cast their votes in November.
This decision by no means spells defeat.
From its inception, I have favored the full repeal of this healthcare law and I will continue working hard to eliminate Obamacare. I give you my word that I will not give up on pursuing responsible, market-based reforms to our healthcare system.
Congressman PAUL GOSAR:
STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON TODAY’S SUPREME COURT DECISION
June 28, 2012