State leaders react to health care ruling
POSTED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 7:12pm
Texas — 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.