Governor Bryant calls Obamacare a "socialist takeover" - - Jackson, MS

Governor Bryant calls Obamacare a "socialist takeover"

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Thursday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in a 6-3 decision, in favor of the health care law.

That will allow consumers to qualify for a subsidy that lowers the cost of premiums whether they buy their coverage through federal or state exchanges.

In response to the ruling, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant issued a statement calling the health care law “a socialist takeover of health care forced down the throats of the American people without proper review..."

He went on to say, "Make no mistake, Obamacare is not about helping those in need or improving health care delivery. It is about destabilizing our health care system, ceding more control to centralized government and replacing individual liberty with government dependence.

Bryant continued his statement by saying, “It is incredibly troubling to me that a majority of United States Supreme Court justices including, again, the Chief Justice have found yet another way to uphold a portion of this disastrous law. Those who voted in the majority have set a dangerous precedent of blatantly disregarding the plain language of a bill as enacted by Congress.

“Mississippi was right, as were numerous other states, not to willingly entrench Obamacare by establishing a state-based exchange, and I will continue to resist any efforts that attempt to shove Obamacare deeper into this state.

“Republicans know there is a better way, and I call on Mississippi's congressional delegation to immediately renew its efforts to repeal and replace this train wreck of a law.”

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper issued statements today as well that expressed the same sentiments as the governor.

Senator Wicker called the health-care law “unworkable and unaffordable for millions of Americans.”

“Today's ruling does not change the fact that the President's health-care law is unworkable and unaffordable for millions of Americans. Too many people have suffered for too long from the law's skyrocketing premiums, canceled plans, and website failures. There is a better way to provide access to health insurance that works for people. I hope House and Senate members can work together to reform the nation's health-care system in a way that broadens access, increases choice, and lowers costs.”

Senator Harper expressed his “disappointment in the ill-conceived law.”

“Today's decision by the Supreme Court of the United States is simply disappointing. This ill-conceived and poorly written law has been patched together by an Administration more concerned with saving face than providing quality health care for all Americans. I will continue to work to repeal and replace this arduous and expensive law and to forge a conservative alternative that ensures patients and doctors are the real decision makers.”

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