CONGRESSMAN DOUG COLLINS STATEMENT ON KING V. BURWELL DECISION
June 25, 2015
CONGRESSMAN DOUG COLLINSSTATEMENT ON KING V. BURWELL DECISION
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Doug Collins today issued the following statement in response to the ruling on King v. Burwell from the Supreme Court:
It is disappointing that this poorly crafted and poorly executed law will stand, all because the Supreme Court has decided they are better qualified than Congress to make laws. Clearly the Supreme Court’s decision is flawed, and continues to further the President’s liberal agenda.Now that the backbone of Obamacare has been upheld by the Supreme Court, the best option left to Congress, despite voting to repeal or defund the law 66 times, is to try to replace it. Since being elected to Congress, I have personally voted to dismantle this economic nightmare of a law 28 times.
Republicans are prepared with a strong alternative to alleviate the burden of Obamacare. That is why I have introduced the Health Care Compact, a bill that hands control back to the states, and gives them the primary responsibility of designing a healthcare system that works for their citizens.
Since the court has chosen to uphold Obamacare, the Health Care Compact will provide much needed relief to states where the law is simply making things worse. Republicans owe it to this country to find a workable solution for every state, and bring health care regulations back to being patient-centered, accessible, and affordable.