Attorney General Pam Bondi Still ‘Disappointed’ in Affordable Care Ruling
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Speaking in a videotaped message to attendees of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Insurance Summit at Walt Disney World on Wednesday, Attorney General Pam Bondi said she was still “disappointed” in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June on the Affordable Care Act.
And she blamed the failure of “political accountability” for the outcome.
“We learned our Republican system of government only works well when our leaders are honest with the American people,” Bondi said.
“Before Congress passed this health care law, President Obama stood in front of the public and told us that the insurance requirement was not backed by a tax.
“And yet we read the opinion that upholds the health care law on the basis that Congress has taxing power. We all know that this law would never have gotten through Congress if it was sold as a new, $4 billion tax on the American people.”
Bondi’s appearance preceded a panel on Florida’s reaction to the Affordable Care Act that is better known as Obamacare.
She didn’t address the federally required, state-run health-care exchange at the forefront of the current discussion on the law’s impact. But she did note the colossal fiscal impact that's already being reported by some businesses because of the law.
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