Thursday, June 28, 2012

Obamacare ruling: Georgia Public Policy Foundation Criticizes U.S. Supreme Court's 'Flawed' Decision on Health Care Law

Media release: The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional clears the last remaining hope for restraint of the federal government, Kelly McCutchen, president of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, said today. "The Founding Fathers would be mortified to see the body blow to their hard-won concept of America's limited government," McCutchen said. "Congress now has the power to do whatever it wants. "This flawed decision highlights the urgent need for state action to protect taxpayers and health care consumers from the harmful effects of this law. The solution to this nation's health care problems certainly are not in Washington, D.C., and this ruling reinforces our commitment to work harder than ever to restore the proper balance of individual rights and government power in Georgia and in Washington."

-McCutchen vowed the Foundation will continue to work with like-minded organizations and leaders across the country and the state to push for "reforms that put patients in charge of their own care, give low-income recipients true access to care, and protect taxpayers from the skyrocketing costs of the federal law. As a free-market think tank, we exist to defend the liberty of Georgians from state and federal government encroachments," he added. "We will redouble that effort as we advance the goals of better health care for all Georgians."

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