Wyoming Lawmakers React to SCOTUS Decision on Health Care Law
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, (R-WY), Ranking Member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on the new health care law, said it’s ” disappointing that the Supreme Court has upheld the Constitutionality of the new health care law. Enzi says Congress should work together to make common-sense, step-by-step health reforms that can truly lower the cost of health care. Enzi says he was pleased to see that the Supreme Court significantly narrowed the Medicaid expansions because states cannot afford them.
U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) says despite the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act, which upheld the the individual mandate, the bill remains unworkable, unpopular, unaffordable and needs to be repealed and replaced with step by step reforms.
Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) says she was surprised by the decision and is resolved between now and November to elect people who will repeal the entire bill. She says she thinks the court “got it right” in regards to Medicaid expansion.