Boehner Applauds Ruling on Job-Destroying Health Care Law, Calls for Expedited Review
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement welcoming U.S. District Court Judge Robert Vinson of Florida’s ruling that the job-destroying health care law is unconstitutional, and calling for expedited review of his decision:
“Today’s decision affirms the view, held by most of the states and a majority of the American people, that the federal government should not be in the business of forcing you to buy health insurance and punishing you if you don’t. It’s not only unconstitutional, it’s also unaffordable. This job-destroying health care law remains a major source of uncertainty for small businesses, which is why all parties involved should request that this case be sent to the U.S. Supreme Court for a swift and fair resolution. Of course, the easiest way to protect the American people from this job-destroying health care law is to repeal it so we can start over with common-sense reforms that lower costs and protect jobs without unconstitutional mandates, new taxes, and costly penalties. The House has passed legislation to do just that, and I hope that Senate Democratic leaders will bring up the measure for an up-or-down vote.”
NOTE : Speaker Boehner filed an amicus brief in this case in November supporting the position of American small businesses and most states that the job-destroying health care law is unconstitutional. Two weeks ago, the new House majority voted to repeal the job-destroying health care law – which 200 economists call “a barrier to job growth” – and began work on replacing it with common-sense reforms aimed at lowering costs and protecting American jobs.