WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ 2-1 decision in Halbig v. Burwell.
“Today the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled against a law that continues to hurt the American people. In its striking rebuke against the legality of subsidies provided through the federal exchanges, the court struck down a fundamental provision of Obamacare. It further upheld that the Administration cannot unilaterally decide to rewrite legislation once it has been enacted. Today’s ruling highlights the ramifications of hastily passing legislation before fully knowing and understanding what it entails and how it will affect people. For months, people all across this country have seen firsthand the flawed and ineffective implementation of Obamacare – in their skyrocketing premiums, lost coverage, limited access, and regulatory inefficiencies. And today’s decision is only further evidence of the legislation’s failure. It’s time to listen to the American people, enact real health care reforms, and start over. This law does not work.”
To read the D.C. Court of Appeals’ full decision, click here.