"The Supreme Court ruling does not repudiate all of the problems with this law. Despite the Supreme Court's legal ruling allowing most aspects of the law to remain intact, that doesn't mean the policies set forth in the law are best for the American people or our economy. I continue to favor repeal of this health care law. We should respect the fact that most Americans don't want it."
Senator Thad Cochran
"Tomorrow morning, Mississippians will still have to pay for healthcare, healthcare will still be delivered locally, and our society will still be dedicated to ensuring the availability of quality healthcare.
The difference now is the American taxpayer will bear the brunt of the cost. As the law now stands, over the next decade, the cost of healthcare will be prohibitive to the State of Mississippi."
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann
"While I have great respect for the Supreme Court, I am tremendously disappointed in this ruling. This decision expands the power of the federal government and leaves citizens with fewer freedoms. Only a full repeal of this overreaching law will allow Americans to receive the care that they need, from the doctors that they choose, at a cost that they can afford."
Congressman Greg Harper
"The Supreme Court ruled on the constitutional arguments against the President's health care law, but all the significant policy flaws remain," said Wicker. "The Court's decision points out that Obamacare is a major tax increase. The law also drives up health care costs for patients and taxpayers. It is an unworkable plan that we cannot afford. Congress now has an opportunity to show the American people that we are listening to them by voting to repeal it and replace it with market driven solutions that help lower costs."
Senator Roger Wicker
"The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court today does not change the fact that Obamacare raises taxes on Americans and expands the bureaucracy of our health care system," Lt. Gov. Reeves said. "Defeating Barack Obama in November is even more important to limit the intrusion of the federal government into our daily lives and fight for the full repeal of Obamacare."
Lt. Governor Tate Reeves
"The Supreme Court's ruling is disappointing," said Speaker Gunn. "This Act will be a budget-buster for our state and an additional burden on the taxpayers. Congress can still repeal this Act, making the November election of conservatives even more pressing."
House Speaker Philip Gunn
"While we're certainly disappointed, NFIB respects the decision to uphold the individual mandate by the Supreme Court. Clearly, this mandate has now become a tax on all Americans and a broken campaign promise from President Obama not to raise taxes.
"We are concerned about the precedent that this will set in Congress' ability to mandate other aspects of our lives, but we will move forward from today to continue to fight, harder than ever, for real health-care reform for our membership.
"Under the health-care law, small-business owners are going to face an onslaught of taxes and mandates, resulting in job loss and closed businesses. NFIB will continue to fight for the repeal of health-care in the halls of Congress. Only with a full repeal of the law will Congress have the ability to go back to the drawing board to craft real reform that makes reducing costs a number one priority.
"The power and control of health-care decisions should be in the hands of the consumer, not the government."
Ron Aldridge - NFIB/ Mississippi
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