Alabama Officials React To Healthcare Ruling

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“Today, the Supreme Court got it wrong,” says Governor Robert Bentley.

Governor Robert Bentley giving his reaction to the ruling on Affordable Care Act subsidies being ruled legal in states that don’t have a state run exchange program. He says the court redefined what a state was.

“They became an activist court. They actually made law today. And by making law, then they infringed, really, on the congressional powers on the legislative side of government and they had no right to do that,” says Bentley.

Congressman Bradley Byrne sponsored a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. It’s passed the House and is now in the Senate.

“I know from listening to families throughout southwest Alabama that this law is hurting them, so I continue to want to repeal this law,” says Congressman Bradley Byrne.

He wants to replace it with an option that gives patients and their families control over their healthcare. Byrne says he knows the law as we see it today, will not exist in the future.

“I don’t think it’s here to stay for the long run at all, I’ve talked to certain Democrats in the house who have come to me and they’ve told me they know there will have to be substantial changes to the law to make it work,” says Byrne.

And Governor Bentley sees the same fate.

“The Affordable Care Act is unaffordable, it is one that will collapse eventually under its own weight and it is not providing healthcare to anyone in the United States. All this is, is a health insurance,” says Bentley.

In a statement sent to us by U.S. Senator Richard Shelby’s campaign, he says:

“Obamacare’s long list of broken promises has already caused Americans to struggle with higher premiums, to lose their preferred health insurance and doctors, and to be left with fewer choices.”

“Despite this ruling, I remain committed to working with my colleagues to put an end to the negative impacts of this disastrous law..”

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