FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | 6/25/2015
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Statement from Senator Schwertner on SCOTUS Decision in King vs. Burwell
AUSTIN, TX — This morning, Senator Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the King vs. Burwell case: “Over the past five years, we’ve seen Obamacare repeatedly changed and contorted through executive actions by President Obama and controversial judicial decisions by the United States Supreme Court. This morning’s ruling represents the latest tortured attempt to preserve a law that is fundamentally flawed and unworkable. As an American, I find it troubling that the letter of the law can be so easily subjugated to some implied legislative intent that exists only in the minds of a few congressional lawmakers in Washington, DC.
“This is a sad day for American healthcare and a sad day for the American legal system.”