Mitt Romney Calls on Adam Putnam to Speak Out on Obamacare Decision
After the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday to uphold most of the federal health-care law, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called upon GOP leaders in battleground states to speak out against the decision and say their candidate would fight to repeal the law.
The Romney team turned to state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in Florida. Putnam was an early Romney supporter and, along with U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., leads the candidate’s agriculture advisory team.
“Today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold President Obama’s disastrous health-care law means a future of higher costs, fewer choices, and less control over our health-care decisions,” Putnam said on Thursday. “It means a future where the fate of Medicare lies in the hands of 15 unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats. And it means a future of increased government involvement in our personal lives. As Governor Romney has said many times, no matter what happens in court, we must dedicate ourselves to repealing this law, and he has promised to do just that, starting on day one of his administration. With Governor Romney’s leadership, we can replace Obamacare with health-care solutions that put patients and doctors, not bureaucrats, in charge of health care in America.”