Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) is criticizing today's decision in upholding President Obama's health care plan. The nation's highest court handed down the decision just minutes ago in Washington, D.C.
"I am disappointed the Supreme Court upheld a health care plan that clearly goes against our Constitution," said Rep. McKinley. "Not only is ObamaCare a bad policy that has increased healthcare costs, exploded the deficit and hurt small businesses, it is based on dubious Constitutional authority."
ObamaCare costs America $1.76 trillion over its first 10 years and adds 17 new taxes or penalties. In addition, it will punish small businesses with more red tape and the employer mandate will cause the elimination of 1.6 million jobs, with 66 percent of those coming from small businesses.
"We will continue our fight to fully repeal ObamaCare," said Rep. McKinley. "All Americans should have the right to make their own health care choices. Restricting choice and punishing individuals and employers is the wrong way to reform health care, whether the court agrees or not."
"Once ObamaCare is fully repealed, we will not rush into the same mistakes made by President Obama and the Democrats," said Rep. McKinley. "We need to listen to the American people to get health care reform right, and we should take the time to do so."
The court was divided on a number of provisions in the health care law.