Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Federal Appeals Court Ruling on Obamacare

Friday, August 12, 2011  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling that the individual mandate required by Obamacare is unconstitutional:

"Yet another federal court has recognized that the Obama Administration's attempt to force each and every American to purchase health insurance is an egregious violation of our Constitutional rights. This court decision further confirms that Obamacare ignores both the Constitution's limits on the power of our federal government, and its protections of individual liberties. I am hopeful that we will soon see an end to the unprecedented and massive federal overreach of Obamacare."

Texas and 25 other states have challenged the constitutionality of Congress' authority to force individuals to buy health insurance. This administration continues to spend excessively and impose unfunded mandates upon the states, including this federal health care reform bill that will cost Texas taxpayers more than $27 billion over 10 years for the Medicaid expansion starting in 2014.

Governor's Initiatives:
Health Care »
Connect With Us
Texas Governor's Office on Google+Google+ Texas Governor's Office on LinkedInLinkedIn Texas Governor's Office YouTube ChannelYouTube Sign Up For Email Updates - Opens New WindowEmail Texas Governor's Office Flickr Photo StreamFlickr RSS FeedsRSS Feeds FlipboardFlipboard InstagramInstagram
Related News
June 18, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Noteworthy
Texas Moving Forward on Assisting Veterans
May 29, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Noteworthy
Tort Reform Means More Doctors for Texans
March 28, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
Statement by Gov. Perry on HHS Secretary Sebelius Visit to Texas
March 27, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
Statement by Gov. Perry on Federal Court Ruling to Uphold Texas Law Protecting Life and Women’s Health
View News Archive »