Miller issues statement on health care ruling

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act:
“The Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the individual mandate in Obamacare is a monumental obstruction of personal freedom and liberty.   It is a tragedy for patients and health professionals across the nation and a major setback for our free-market system.
The Court reaffirmed in its decision what the Administration vehemently denied during the debate of the bill – that Obamacare is a massive tax increase on the American people, parading as reform.  The President’s health care law does nothing to reduce the cost of care for working American families and only puts our nation further in debt.
Now that the Supreme Court has rendered its decision, we will explore every legislative option to repeal and replace this flawed law, putting families and their doctors in charge of medical decisions instead of Washington bureaucrats.
We need to focus on reducing the cost of the delivery of care, not simply masking it.  Reducing the cost of care will help those who are involuntarily uninsured because they cannot afford health insurance.    
The American people deserve better than this, and I will continue work to replace this tax increase with real reform.”