Chaffetz Responds to Supreme Court Decision on Obamacare

Jun 28, 2012

Washington, DC – Congressman Jason Chaffetz released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision establishes Obamacare as one of the biggest middle class tax increases in American history. The President’s firm pledge that “no family making under $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase” joins a litany of broken promises that now threaten our long-term economic stability. 

Repealing Obamacare now becomes Priority One for the 113th Congress.  Having already voted 30 times to repeal the law, I remain committed to full repeal.

I am disappointed in this decision and its implications for the US economy.  Between the budgetary impacts of the law, the economic fallout from the tax increases, and the driving up of health care costs inherent in the policy, we simply cannot afford to let this law stand.”