Family Research Council: Supreme Court Subjects Obamacare to Linguistic Gymnastics

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of King v. Burwell that goes against the clear text and plain meaning of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins issued the following statement in response:

“This ruling is another breach of legislative powers by the Court.  The Court has subjected a law passed by Congress to linguistic gymnastics to salvage its faltering performance.

“It is now incumbent upon Congress to put a stop to this poorly crafted law by repealing Obamacare in its entirety.   Between ObamaCare delays, rising health costs, rationing, and broken promises, the American people are seeing first-hand the indelible flaws with this law.

“Obamacare continues to contain government imposed mandates, including the HHS mandate which forces many Americans to either violate their views on contraceptives and abortifacient drugs or drop coverage to maintain their beliefs. Republican alternatives must restore the freedom to purchase and pay for health plans that do not violate the beliefs of Americans.

“The Senate must also act to advance the House-passed No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act to restore the pre-Obamacare neutrality on federal funding of abortion. Obamacare subsidizes abortion, and the Senate replacement bills must remove federal funding for abortion. Americans should not be forced to pay for other people’s abortions. Since the Court continues to ignore the plain meaning of the law, Congress must step in and act to fix this monstrosity,” concluded Perkins.



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