U.S.Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling in King v. Burwell and renewed his call to repeal and replace ObamaCare with patient-centered reforms:
“While the Supreme Court’s ruling upholds the law’s subsidies, it does not affirm ObamaCare as the right health care solution for the American people. The fact remains that ObamaCare has made health care more expensive and continues to hurt families, individuals and businesses in Georgia and across the country. Over the last five years, millions of patients have seen their premiums increase and have lost the plans and doctors they were promised they could keep. Small businesses have been forced to cut back on hiring, while hardworking employees have seen their hours and paychecks cut.
“Health care solutions should empower patients and families – not Washington – and give them the freedom to choose a plan that meets their needs. I’ve cosponsored legislation the House has passed to repeal ObamaCare, as well as several bills to protect Americans from many of its harmful provisions. I’ve also signed onto plans offering free-market alternatives that put patients and doctors back in charge of health care decisions with more flexibility and choices. I will continue to fight at every opportunity for better health care solutions by repealing and replacing ObamaCare with patient-centered reforms.”