Jul 22 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement today in response to a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the case of Halbig v. Burwell, where the court found that President Barack Obama’s health care law authorizes subsidies only through state exchanges, not the federal exchange:
“The court is just upholding the plain text of the president's health care law, which was terribly written and poorly implemented. President Obama continues to ignore his constitutional duty to uphold the law, and this is yet another reminder that Congress must hold him accountable.”
Blunt has repeatedly called for the U.S. Senate to pass the “ENFORCE the Law Act,” which would put a procedure in place to allow Congress to authorize a lawsuit against the executive branch for failure to faithfully execute the laws. Blunt has also called for the full repeal of ObamaCare, and offered a number of common-sense health care solutions to replace the president’s health care overhaul.
According to a report issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 85 percent of Missourians who purchased a plan through the federal exchange received financial assistance.
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