Congresswoman Cheney Statement on Obamacare Court Ruling

“I applaud Friday night’s federal court ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional. The law has also been a disaster for hard-working Americans. Health care costs have spiked while the quality and choice of care have declined. Despite all the promises we heard from President Obama and Nancy Pelosi, American families have suffered from out of control premium increases and too many have not been able to keep their own doctors or health care plans. House Republicans passed health care reform that would have put individuals in the driver’s seat and given them choices and control over their own care. We also passed legislation empowering patients and their families by allowing insurance competition across state lines, protecting coverage for pre-existing conditions, holding costs down, and requiring that Congress live under the laws we pass. The Democrats, on the other hand, want to double down on their bad policy by implementing a single-payer health care plan that would put government in charge of every aspect of American families’ medical care. That would turn the current mess into a catastrophe. Republicans believe that you—not federal bureaucrats—should make decisions about your health care. We will continue to put the American people first, while we fight to ensure that everyone has access to quality, affordable care, and can choose what’s best for them and their families.”