Congressman Fincher Responds to Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare


Date: June 28, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Today, the United States Supreme Court announced its ruling on the constitutionality of President Obama's signature piece of legislation, otherwise known as Obamacare. The law was upheld and deemed constitutional, including the controversial individual mandate. The individual mandate, which requires every American to purchase health insurance, was ruled by the Supreme Court as a tax.

Fincher said, "This is exactly what the American people have said they do not want -- Washington bureaucrats between them and their doctors. Under Obamacare, a panel of unelected bureaucrats now has the unprecedented authority to make decisions on seniors' healthcare. Additionally, Obamacare cut over $500 billion from the Medicare program, not to mention up to 20 million Americans could lose their employer-based coverage. It will force American citizens to endure diminished quality of care, increased insurance costs, and excessive taxation brought on by inefficient Washington bureaucracy. This is essentially a tax on human freedoms."

Fincher continued, "With unemployment bouncing around 8 percent and the real unemployment rate around 14 percent, the last thing we need right now is more taxes on Americans. This ruling means that this law will take money from you and put it in the hands of Washington."

Fincher continued, "The enacting of this law is an attack on our personal freedoms and cuts at the core foundation of principles that our country was founded upon. The only way to ensure the future of American's healthcare is to completely dismantle and repeal Obamacare. From listening to doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in Tennessee, I know access and affordability are the chief barriers to quality care. Washington needs to get out of the way and let the people choose. We all make decisions for our families everyday and health care should be the most important decision we make."