Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on Obamacare Ruling


AUSTIN – “I am extremely disappointed that the Supreme Court of the United States has once again sided with President Obama’s disastrous healthcare legislation. This should have been an easy decision based on the actual law as written.

“I agree with the dissenting opinion which soberly points out that the court was parting from normal rules of interpretation in order to achieve the ‘overriding principle of the present court: The Affordable Care Act must be saved.’

“The Affordable Care Act is broken and a burden to not only Texas, but our entire country. This failed federal mandate will continue to bring increased costs to states and individuals. We need more flexibility, not mandates, to improve our healthcare system.”