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. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.