Ted Cruz Criticizes Supreme Court Decision on Obamacare
It was another defeat for Republicans and conservatives who have spent years trying to find a way to get Obamacare ruled unconstitutional.
In his dissent, Justice Samuel Alito wrote that "today's decision is the third installment in our epic Affordable Care Act trilogy, and it follows the same pattern as installments once or two."
United States Senator Ted Cruz probably agrees.
Cruz was not happy with the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act. In a 7-2 decision Thursday (June 17th), the Supreme Court left the Affordable Care Act intact, ruling that states like Texas and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit to federal court.
In a press release, Cruz slammed the decision made by the Supreme Court and even took time to slam earlier decisions that had been made:
Today, the Supreme Court has yet again saved Obamacare. In 2012, Chief Justice Roberts tortured the law and said the unconstitutional individual mandate was a tax. In 2015, the Court adopted a contrived reading of the law to save it from imminent demise again. And today, the Supreme Court has declined to address the merits of a significant new legal challenge to Obamacare brought by Texas. The fact remains, the Courts should have struck down Obamacare years ago. It has forced millions of Americans off their health insurance and caused premiums to skyrocket. Big government is not the way to address health care issues in America – what we need is more competition, more choices, and much lower premiums. Obamacare is the steppingstone toward a single-payer public option system, which would eliminate private health insurance. Radical Democrats won’t stop until they’ve implemented a completely socialized system and destroyed quality health care for all Americans.
Conservatives had hoped that a change in the Supreme Court would bring about a different outcome. The appointees of former President Donald Trump split their votes. Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett joined the minority, while Justice Gorsuch was in dissent.