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State leaders react to health care ruling

State leaders react to health care ruling

POSTED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 6:12pm

State leaders, both locally and nationally, were fast in their response to Thursday's monumental ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act.

U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) declared "The court's ruling confirms the president's health care law is nothing more than a massive tax on the American people." Hutchison went on to say the law will keep Americans from keeping the coverage they have now and "disrupt the doctor-patient relationship."

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) stated he was "disappointed in the outcome," but Republicans "will redouble [their] efforts to repeal this job-killing law."

Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) claims the law "will be a stomach punch to the American economy." He also believes the "Court utterly failed in its duty to uphold the Constitutional limits placed on Washington."

Attorney General Greg Abbott (R-TX) pointed out "the Court did what Congress was afraid to do-- called ObamaCare a tax on all Americans." Abbott hopefully stated "the remainder of ObamaCare may be on life support-- and we will continue our work to pull the plug on this unworkable and unpopular law."

Bill Hammond, President of the Texas Association of Business, says he is disappointed "that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act," and that "we will see many jobs lost and many businesses that offer insurance to their employees now will drop that coverage."

Click here for the details surrounding Thursday morning's ruling.

See what federal officials had to say about the decision here.

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Why are republicans for making those of us with insurance pay for those without with higher premiums and cost other words the want something for nothing ( the uninsured). I thought the republicans were all about self your own way. Guess that does not apply to the uninsured.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that the law could reduce deficits modestly in the first 10 years and then much more significantly in the second decade...So why do the republicans not want to reduce deficits ??? Why do republicans not want you to know if your Doctor is receiving goodies from medical supply companies for treating you with their product even if it is deffctive??

Why do republicans want Americans covered by this law with pre-existing medical conditions to be without insurance? Why do republicans want children under the age of 19 to have limited benefits or be denied benefits because they had a pre-existing condition? Why would republicans not want it to be illegal for any health insurance plan to use pre-existing conditions to exclude, limit or set unrealistic rates on coverage?

see nothing bad with any of the portions of the law reported on.....why do the republicans want to keep 2.5 million young adults from age 19 to 25 from being insured? Why would republicans want us insured Americans to have a spike in premiums that would have resulted if the high court had tossed out the individual mandate but left other requirements on insurers in place?

Hutchison says the act "will keep Americans from keeping the coverage they have now and 'disrupt the doctor-patient relationship.'" I guess she thinks that citizens who can't get health insurance coverage should keep their uninsured status. As for "doctor-patient relationship," how many uninsured citizens have a "doctor-patient relationship" if they don't even have a doctor? sure is funny to watch all of the cry babies !!!!!! Guess the Republicans do not know what is Constitutional and what isn't as they have been saying all along that the Affordable Health Care Act was un-Constitutional..........NOT......LMFAO

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