Wagner Statement on Latest ObamaCare Ruling

Jul 22, 2014
Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Ann Wagner issued the following statement after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Halbig vs. Burwell:

“Today’s decision is yet another major blow to President Obama’s disastrous health care law.  This decision means the Obama Administration has taken billions of taxpayer dollars, not authorized by law, through the federal exchanges to hide the true costs of ObamaCare.  It should come as no surprise that President Obama would unilaterally act outside the rule of law and expose millions of taxpayers for this fraudulent behavior.”

“ObamaCare premiums are already expected to rise steeply for millions of Americans, and now this ruling will cause premiums to skyrocket even more, putting low and middle-income families in jeopardy of not being able to afford quality health care.  Without real patient-centered reforms, ObamaCare will continue to corrode the doctor-patient relationship, increase taxes and cause premiums to skyrocket for hardworking middle-class families.  This announcement just confirms what the American people already know:  ObamaCare must be replaced immediately.  House Republicans remain ready with free market solutions to fix our broken health care system.”