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Statement from Sen. Nancy Barto on today’s Ruling by U.S. Supreme Court

“Stopping Obamacare is now up to the American people. The Court’s decision to uphold the mandate forcing Americans to purchase government-approved insurance based on its being a tax is disappointing to say the least, as it was sold to us expressly as NOT being a tax. In fact, this is the largest tax increase imposed on America in our nation’s history. A $500 billion tax increase And it’s only the beginning. It’s catastrophic to America’s health.

Now, the only way to save the country from ObamaCare’s budget-busting government takeover of health care is to elect a President and Congress who understand the answer to rising health care costs is not, and never will be, bigger government and more government control.

ObamaCare is hurting the economy and must be repealed. Even though it has been held constitutional, it is still bad law. Healthcare costs continue to increase exponentially – despite the web of new government rules and regulations. It makes it harder for small businesses to hire workers and expand. It limits Americans’ choice in healthcare and intrudes on the doctor-patient relationship and it creates trillions in new government spending we cannot afford, while slashing Medicare.

Only full repeal can end this damage and stop things from getting worse.

America needs real health care reform, and that means repealing ObamaCare.

We should enact commonsense, step-by-step reforms based on the free market and not dictated by the government. We must protect Americans’ access to the care they need, from the doctor they choose, at a lower cost. This is possible and Americans know it.”

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