Statement on ObamaCare Supreme Court Decision

June 28, 2012

LINCOLN, Nebraska, June 28, 2012 - Following today’s Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of ObamaCare, U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer released the following statement:

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling means the responsibility of repealing ObamaCare has been placed solely on the shoulders of Congress.

“ObamaCare is an attempted government takeover of our healthcare system that is burdening American families and small businesses with crushing taxes and regulations.

“There is a clear contrast in the Nebraska U.S. Senate race.

“I support the full repeal of ObamaCare.

“Bob Kerrey opposes repeal and has been a longtime advocate of a universal single-payer system that would eliminate private insurance companies.”

“I disagree with Mr. Kerrey. More government and bureaucracy is not the solution, it is the problem. We can reduce health care costs in America by promoting more competition between insurance companies, enacting medical malpractice reform, updating information technology, and embracing preventive care.

“In the Senate, I will work across party lines to implement free market reforms that will lower health care costs and improve accessibility for the uninsured.