Caldwell: Federal health care law deeply disappointing

The following is a Press Release from the Office of James D. "Buddy" Caldwell:

Today Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell issued the following statement with regard to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to uphold the federal health care law:

"The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold a law that forces millions of Americans to buy insurance under a new federal health care act is deeply disappointing.  We fought this battle to protect the freedom of American citizens from the overreach of the federal government and argued to halt this takeover of health care.

"Our position has always been that Congress does not have the authority to force Americans to buy insurance and that the act is an unprecedented intrusion into individual freedoms."