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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Supreme Court Hearing on Obamacare

Monday, November 14, 2011  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision to hear a case relating to Obamacare:

"The Supreme Court's decision to hear this case quickly is encouraging news for Texas, which faces massive cost explosions under Obamacare, and for Americans everywhere who don't want the federal government forcing them to buy specific goods and services. I'm hopeful the Supreme Court will confirm what other federal courts have already recognized: that Obamacare is an unprecedented overreach and an unconstitutional infringement upon individual liberties."

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.

 

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