Reactions to Supreme Court Decision from Senate Ag Members
Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns says the Supreme Court ruling that the health care law is constitutional does not mean it is wise or should remain on the books. He says he supports – and will continue to press for – full repeal of the Affordable Care Act. But unless that happens – he notes the health care law is the law of the land. Johanns says the multi-trillion dollar bill threatens the budgets of the federal and state governments as well as families nationwide. He notes even health care experts within the Administration project health insurance premiums will increase as more than double the rate under the law that they otherwise would have without it. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says the law is only constitutional because it is a tax on every American. As such – he says the legislation was sold in Congress and to the country under false pretenses. Grassley says we need health care solutions that use free-market principles, don’t get between patients and their doctors and succeed in driving down health care costs.