Rick Scott on Obamacare Ruling: The 'Entire Act Should Have Been Held Invalid'
Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, who emerged on the national political stage by opposing President Barack Obama on the health care issue, weighed in on Thursday after the Supreme Court of the United States upheld most of the federal health-care law.
“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States is simply disappointing,” Scott said in a statement. “The tax question was repeatedly refuted by members of Congress who helped pass this health care takeover. The justices have declared that the central provision of Obamacare is a judicially mandated tax. A new tax, pure and simple. This is just another burden the federal government has put on American families and small businesses.
“With the national economy struggling to recover, now is not the time to implement a massive social program that injects nothing but uncertainty and doubt into our economic system,” Scott added. “By doing so, they have put up yet another major roadblock to efforts to get people back to work and forced the government into the important relationship between patients and their doctors. I stand with Justice Kennedy, that the entire Act should have been held invalid.”