Rep. Grimm Statement on Decision by Supreme Court to Hear Challenges to President’s Health Care Law
Rep. Michael Grimm issued the following statement:
“Today’s announcement by the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the individual mandate in the healthcare law brings us one step closer to overturning Obamacare once and for all. I believe that requiring all Americans to buy government-approved health insurance violates the U.S. Constitution. All Americans deserve the freedom of choice when selecting a health care plan that’s best for them and their families, and they should not be forced by the federal government to purchase a plan they do not want.
“Since I was sworn into Congress, House Republicans have worked to fulfill our pledge to repeal the government takeover of America’s health care system. Obamacare has shown to be a great challenge to businesses, large and small, and the Supreme Court’s announcement will offer our job creators some much needed clarity. This law is inundated with massive spending, taxes, and government driven mandates that ultimately threaten our economic recovery and access to high quality and affordable care. As the Supreme Court reviews this case, my colleagues and I will continue our strong effort to find solutions that will not only promote patient-centered healthcare, but will also avoid the costly damage that will be done to our health care system and our economy by this administration’s policies.”