Politicians comment on Supreme Court upholding Obamacare subsidies

Politicians comment on Supreme Court upholding Obamacare subsidies

WASHINGTON, DC (WECT) - Politicians on the state and federal levels are weighing in on the 6-3 decision by the United States Supreme Court to uphold national federal subsidies as part of the Affordable Care Act:

"As the dust has settled, there can be no doubt that this law is working. It has changed and in some cases saved American lives. It set this country on a smarter, stronger course. And today after more than 50 votes in Congress to repeal or weaken this law, after a Presidential election based in part on preserving or repealing this law, after multiple challenges to this law before the Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act is here to stay."  - President Barack Obama

"The President's health care law has been fundamentally flawed from the beginning, causing premiums to skyrocket and forcing millions of hardworking Americans to lose the very same health insurance plans they were promised they could keep. Regardless of the Supreme Court's ruling today, the President's health care law is beyond repair and I remain committed to finding and implementing a solution. Both parties need to come together to fix our broken health care system once and for all by making it more affordable, accountable, and patient focused, and giving families more freedom and choice when it comes to making decisions that work best for them." – Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC)

"Regardless of today's decision by the Supreme Court, the fact remains that Obamacare is not working for the American people. While the Court may have ruled on the issue of subsidies in the federal exchanges, this fundamentally flawed law continues to speak for itself in the form of broken promises, government mandates, and double-digit premium increases. Obamacare must be repealed and replaced with health care reforms that expand access to quality and affordable health care by empowering individuals in their health care decisions—not Washington bureaucrats." – Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)

"The Supreme Court's decision does not change that Obamacare is a drain on the economy, and millions of Americans continue to see their insurance premiums and deductibles skyrocketing.  Obamacare continues to increase healthcare costs while also harming access to quality care – especially for our seniors.  I will continue to fight for patient-centered solutions that put individuals and families back in charge of their health care decisions."  - Rep. David Rouzer (R- NC7)

"Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on this matter, we must build a North Carolina-based reform plan that focuses on healthier patients at a cost taxpayers can afford," said Governor Pat McCrory. "We must give doctors, hospitals, and all health care providers the flexibility to provide their patients the highest quality care possible." – Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC)

"If the court had ruled that North Carolinians are ineligible for subsidies to help them pay for their health insurance, there would have been chaos in our market. This ruling provides more stability for policyholders and the insurance industry, and I am relieved that hundreds of thousands of people in our state will not lose their coverage." – Wayne Goodwin, NC Insurance Commissioner

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