For Immediate Release:
June 28, 2012
Congressman Womack Responds to Supreme Court Ruling
Today, the Supreme Court determined that Congress – through its taxing power – can compel Americans to purchase health insurance. This ruling is a surprise to me, and while I respect the court's ruling, I believe it is critical that we overturn this overreach of government and eliminate this needless and burdensome tax that hard working Americans just can't afford pay – nor should they have to.
"Plain and simple, this is bad policy. The rise in healthcare costs will continue to stifle job creation across the country, and more hard working Americans will be added to an already crowded unemployment line."