Fincher on Supreme Court Decision to Consider Constitutionality of ObamaCare


Date: Nov. 21, 2011
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-TN) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court announcement that it will consider the constitutionality of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known by many as ObamaCare. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed and signed into law by President Obama in 2010 during the 111th Congress. As part of his commitment to repeal ObamaCare, Congressman Fincher, along with over 100 Members of Congress, signed on to a legal brief questioning the constitutionality of the individual mandate and question of severability.

"The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to consider the constitutionality of ObamaCare is a tremendous step in repealing this devastating law. It is imperative that the Supreme Court repeal ObamaCare in order to ensure Americans of their constitutional rights and liberties. I am thrilled that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review both critical questions presented in the brief that I signed along with over 100 of my fellow colleagues in the House of Representatives: The question of constitutionality of the individual mandate, and the question of severability." Fincher continued, "I'm taking a multipronged approach to repealing ObamaCare, and I will continue to do all I can to repeal this devastating law."

"ObamaCare is devastating to our health care system by placing government bureaucrats in charge of your health care. Not to mention ObamaCare cuts approximately $500 billion dollars from the Medicare program and could force over 7 million seniors to be dropped from their current Medicare-Advantage plans. Implementation of this law will take away health care choices, cost taxpayers trillions of dollars, inhibit small businesses from hiring new employees, and slow our nation's economic recovery."

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments in late March or early April. A decision should be out be the end of the session in late June.