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Kline Responds to Supreme Court Health Care Decision

U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN)  issued the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision on the 2010 health care law:

The Supreme Court’s decision is a devastating blow to the American people. If Washington can punish private citizens for failing to buy government-approved health insurance, there is no reasonable limit on federal power. Through his health care law, the president has upset the careful balance between the people and their government. The vast majority of the public does not support this government takeover of health care, and Congress must continue its efforts to repeal it.

ObamaCare continues to destroy jobs, raise health care costs, and weaken our economy. It was the wrong prescription for reform and it must be repealed. As I listen to families and small businesses in Minnesota and across the country, rising costs continues to be their top health care concern. President Obama should stop defending a fatally flawed scheme and start working with Republicans on step-by-step solutions that will expand access to more affordable health care.

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