Stewart's Statement on Obamacare Ruling
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Congresman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement in reponse to the Supreme Court's ruling on King v. Burwell:
"I’m extremely disappointed in the Supreme Court’s ruling today, and agree with Justice Scalia that “words no longer have any meaning.”
"The Supreme Court has chosen to disregard the plain language of the statute in favor of the Obama Administration. They have also chosen to disregard the harmful impacts of the law on Americans. I have heard so many personal stories from my constituents about how they’ve lost their trusted doctors, lost their health care plans and seen their premiums increased due to Obamacare. While undoubtedly some people have benefitted from the law, its overall impact appears overwhelmingly harmful to the U.S. healthcare system."
"Today’s Supreme Court announcement does nothing to lessen my resolve to replace Obamacare with a more patient centered health care plan. I remain convinced that Obamacare must be replaced with a plan that empowers patients by taking the government out of their health care choices and lowers costs by enabling the free market. I’m proud to be a co-sponsor of the Empowering Patients First Act, which does all of these things and I continue to push for its passage."