Vitter: Committed to repealing ‘Obamacare’

(Source: U.S. Senator David Vitter)
(Source: U.S. Senator David Vitter)

The following is a Press Release from the office of U.S. Senator David Vitter:

The Supreme Court decision on Obamacare is obviously an extremely disappointing ruling. But I am more committed than ever to repealing Obamacare outright.

Obamacare may have been judged constitutional in this clumsy way, but I think it's also been proved a bad idea since its passage that's making things worse.  It continues to increase the cost of health care services and puts the federal government between patients and doctors.

I'm sure President Obama and his liberal allies that forced this law through Congress will try to spin the Supreme Court ruling as a major victory, but the bottom line is Obamacare is a disaster.

This decision is misguided - it rewrites the Obamacare mandate as a tax in order to uphold it. But that also makes clear that President Romney and a Republican Congress can repeal this all through reconciliation - with a simple majority in the Senate. That's what I'll demand, what I'll fight tirelessly for.

At the beginning of this Congressional session I introduced leading bill in the Senate to fully repeal Obamacare, and I'll continue to work tirelessly to get that passed.