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Rep. Harris Responds to Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Obamacare

June 28, 2012
Press Release

Rep. Harris Responds to Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Obamacare

Today, the Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s healthcare law is constitutional.  In the 5 to 4  decision by the Court, the Court made a legal interpretation of the law’s constitutionality. The Court did not make a determination on whether the law was good policy.   As a physician, Congressman Andy Harris will continue to work to repeal Obamacare and replace it with common-sense, step-by-step reforms that will protect Americans’ access to the care they need from the doctor they choose, at a lower cost. 

Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. released the following statement on the Court’s ruling:

“While I am disappointed by the Court’s decision, I respect its authority to determine these matters.  The Supreme Court’s decision determined the law’s constitutionality, not whether the law is good policy.  Americans have already made up their mind on that issue.  A majority favor repealing the law.  As a policy, the President’s healthcare law is making things worse by driving up health costs, restricting access to physicians, and making it harder for small businesses to hire workers.  The only way to change this is by repealing Obamacare in its entirety. Today’s decision does not change the overwhelming opposition of the American public to Obamacare.”