Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, District 4, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act:
“The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court allows for the full implementation of the 2010 law, despite its flawed design and questionable constitutional basis,” said Hartzler. “The law still fails to address the issue of adequate funding, and will drive up health care costs, making it harder for small businesses to hire workers. But while the ruling is cause for dismay, supporters of the free market and individual liberty can take some comfort in the dissenting view that this law violates the U.S. Constitution.”
“My House colleagues and I remain committed to repealing this troublesome law in its entirety,” added Hartzler. “This ruling highlights the critical need for a Congress and White House committed to refocusing attention on health care legislation that provides affordability, cost transparency, choice for senior citizens, and will protect the right of citizens to keep their current insurance policies.”
Since coming to office in January 2011, Congresswoman Hartzler has opposed President Obama’s expansion of federal control over health care. She has voted 30 times to repeal, defund, or dismantle the President’s health care law. Congresswoman Hartzler serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Agriculture Committee.