The U.S. Supreme Court handed down its health care ruling today, upholding the core of President Obama’s new health care law as constitutional. The decision already has sparked endless speculation and analysis, and I have no doubt that it will go down as one of the most closely analyzed rulings in the history of the Supreme Court.
Because of the historic nature of the ruling, I want to make sure that you have an opportunity to read the decision for yourself. Please click here to read the court’s opinion.
While the Supreme Court has the duty to determine the constitutionality of the health care law, it does not have the authority to determine if it is good or bad policy for hardworking Americans. Thankfully, it is still the American people who ultimately have the power and the right to make that final judgment.
In that spirit, I want to hear your thoughts. In our representative democracy, government leaders can’t do their jobs unless they listen to those they represent. So please, read the ruling and tell me what you think.
As you may know, I opposed and voted against the health care law because I believe that it is bad policy that ignored the voices of the people. I am working towards replacing it with measures that truly will lower health care costs for hardworking taxpayers. I have authored a legislative solution made up of better ideas that offer better solutions that will produce the best results for everyone. My patient-centered approach empowers the American people, not Washington bureaucrats, to choose the best health care plan for themselves, and it puts seniors in control of their health care, not the government. It would provide affordable coverage for those with pre-existing conditions by fully funding special insurance pools and would replace the health care law’s mandates with real competition to bring down insurance rates. It also would prevent insurers from unjustly canceling policies, and it would eliminate annual and lifetime limits. My legislation also would allow dependents to remain on their parents’ policies until the age of 26.
As we move forward, I continue to stand ready to work with anyone, regardless of political affiliation, who is willing to enact real solutions for the benefit of the American people.