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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Congressman Barr Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling

Jun 25, 2015
Press Release

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) issued the following statement today after the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of King v. Burwell:

“I appreciate the Court’s consideration of this case, but I strongly and respectfully disagree with the majority opinion.  Laws should be implemented as they are written, not as the President wishes they were written.  The ruling may temporarily shield many Americans from the true cost of health care under Obamacare but it does nothing to solve the problem of rising prices and government-rationed care.”

“Congress will be forced to revisit this issue because we cannot indefinitely continue to subsidize a broken health care system laden with expensive and job-killing Obamacare mandates.  House Republicans have put forward many ideas, including my Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act, which would expand access to quality care, foster innovation, and lower costs.  I will continue to advocate for these reforms and focus on protecting people, not this failed law.  Now is the time to end Obamacare’s mandates, taxes, deficit spending and red tape that have failed the American people, and move quickly to embrace patient-centered, market-based reforms.”