WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled in the case of King v. Burwell:
“The Supreme Court’s ruling has simply endorsed the status quo. It has not and it should not dissuade policymakers from continuing to pursue a repeal of Obamacare and, just as important, to pursue positive, patient-centered solutions. The status quo is harming patients, families, and America’s small businesses. It is wreaking havoc on the health insurance market, diminishing the innovation and vitality of our health care system and remains a barrier to job creation and a healthier economy.
“A better way to address the challenges in our health care system is to put patients and their doctors in charge of health care decisions. H.R. 2300, the Empowering Patients First Act, is legislation that does just that. It makes coverage more affordable, expands access to health care choices so folks can find and purchase the coverage they want for themselves, not what Washington says they must buy. It ensures we have a health care system that is responsive and innovative and one that does not waste billions of dollars every year on the practice of defensive medicine.
“While disappointed in the Court’s decision, I believe that we must continue our efforts to rid the country of Obamacare and start over with positive solutions that empower the American people, not Washington, D.C.”
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