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Gohmert on Supreme Court ObamaCare Ruling

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement concerning the decision made today by the United States Supreme Court finding as valid the subsidies that the Affordable Care Act said were illegal:

“In recent years, the U.S. Constitution has taken a severe beating at the hands of this president’s administration. The United States Supreme Court has now added to the Constitutional malfeasance by decreeing from on high that what the Affordable Care Act itself said is not legal is legal.

“In this instance, the Supreme Court has completely abandoned any semblance of basing its rulings on the law.  This opinion indicates that the majority put far greater weight on what the leftwing media might say if the Supreme Court followed the law itself, even to the point of writing laws that Congress did not write.

“The truth is that the American people did not want ObamaCare before it passed.  After it passed, they did not like losing their insurance or their doctor they wanted to keep or even their hospital that was critical to their lives.  They’ve been left with higher premiums, higher out of pocket costs and less coverage than the policies they liked and lost.

“Since its inception, President Obama’s Affordable Care Act has been a train wreck. From the broken promises and skyrocketing premiums to the malfunctioning website and the panoply of privacy issues that have surfaced, the majority of the American people want to wake from this ObamaCare nightmare.

“Americans should have the right to choose our own healthcare providers.  Whether our small handful of elitist Washington leadership, which includes the majority on the Supreme Court, should be allowed to continue to trample on our Constitutional rights at will is the fundamental question of this era.”

Congressman Gohmert is the Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, he was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas and was appointed by then Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

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