Woodall Statement On King v. Burwell Ruling
(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) issued the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell ruling.
“The Court’s ruling today maintains the status quo – a health care system where government bureaucrats are pulling the strings behind the scenes, where Americans are forced to accept government assistance, and where millions of Americans are still left uninsured even as we send hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars out the door,” said Rep. Woodall. “This decision doesn’t fulfill the broken promises made by the President as he sought to win America's support for his Washington takeover of the entire health care industry, and sadly those promises continue to be broken one by one every day: millions of citizens have been forced off the health care plans they liked and forced onto Obamacare plans they do not, all the while losing access to the doctor that they trust – despite the President’s repeated claims to the contrary.”
“Americans still need health care they can afford; and Americans still want the freedom to choose the policy that works best for their family. Irrespective of the Court’s decision today, America still needs real health care reform that delivers on these commitments. Delaying or masking the effects of Obamacare does not solve the underlying problems of high costs and limited choice, and I remain committed to finding those long-term solutions.”
Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee.