Senator Blunt’s Statement On ObamaCare Supreme Court Hearings .......the President’s health care law, it’s clear to the majority of Americans that this burdensome and costly legislation is bad for families, seniors, and job creators.
PoliticalNews.me - Mar 28,2012 - Senator Blunt’s Statement On ObamaCare Supreme Court Hearings
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments on President Barack Obama’s government health care takeover, which a majority of Americans believe is unconstitutional:
“As the Supreme Court begins to hear arguments regarding the constitutionality of the President’s health care law, it’s clear to the majority of Americans that this burdensome and costly legislation is bad for families, seniors, and job creators.
“No matter what the Supreme Court ultimately decides, I believe the President’s health care takeover represents an unmitigated intrusion into Americans’ fundamental rights and freedom. That’s why we must work together to repeal this flawed law and enact common-sense bipartisan solutions that will put patients and doctors in control of their health care – not Washington bureaucrats.
“Twenty-six states have challenged this law and a number of federal judges have already deemed the individual mandate unconstitutional. I hope the Supreme Court will come to the same conclusion.”
Members of Congress have taken important steps toward dismantling and improving some of the destructive pieces of the President’s health care law, including:
Last year, Congress repealed the costly “1099” mandate, which would have imposed onerous reporting requirements on approximately 40 million job creators nationwide.
Blunt joined 42 of his Senate colleagues to cosponsor U.S. Senator John Thune’s (S.D.) bipartisan bill to repeal the “Community Living Assistance Services and Supports” (CLASS) Act, an unfunded entitlement program that would have added to our growing budget deficit and has been criticized by both sides of the aisle.
Last year, Senator Blunt introduced the “Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-Cost, Timely Healthcare” (HEALTH) Act, which would reduce health care costs by discouraging junk lawsuits. According to the non-partisan CBO, these could save taxpayers $54 billion over 10 years.
Last month, Blunt introduced the “Respect of Rights of Conscience” Act to prevent the Obama Administration from violating Americans’ religious freedom through the President’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate, which flies in the face of 40 years of conscience protections in the health care law.