House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-7th, says the House of Representatives soon will vote again to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which the Supreme Court upheld today.
The court’s decision is “a crushing blow to patients throughout the country,” Cantor said.
“During the week of July 9th, the House will once again repeal ObamaCare, clearing the way for patient-centered reforms that lower costs and increase choice. We support an approach that offers simpler, more affordable and more accessible health care that allows people to keep the health care that they like.”
“The court’s decision brings into focus the choice the American people have about the direction of our country. The president and his party believe in massive government intrusions that increase costs and take decisions away from patients. In contrast, Republicans believe in patient-centered, affordable care where health care decisions are made by patients, their families and their doctors, not by the federal government.”
Other Virginians from across the political spectrum weighed in on the high court’s momentous decision.
Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-3rd:
“I am pleased that today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision leaves intact nearly all of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, most importantly the ‘individual mandate.’ This law is a milestone towards expanding affordable health coverage to all Americans, regardless of age, income, or pre-existing condition. Young Americans can continue to stay on their parent’s polices until they are 26, seniors will not be pushed back into the ‘doughnut-hole’, and health insurance companies will not be able to put a lifetime limit on your health coverage.
“This is a win for Americans across the country.”
Rep. J. Randy Forbes, R-4th:
“The court today shattered the myth that it would stand between the overreaching decision of government and the individual liberty of citizens. Chief Justice Roberts emphasized that the court would not protect the American people from the bad political decisions of their elected officials.”
Former Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate:
“The Affordable Care Act is an important first step in curbing discriminatory insurance company practices and increasing access to health care, but more needs to You can read the rest of this article at: http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/virginia-politics/2012/jun/28/4/virginians-react-to-high-courts-health-care-decisi-ar-2020118/
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