Wyoming Senators Respond to Court Ruling
Reactions to the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, are divided along predictable partisan lines.
But Senator Mike Enzi seemed resigned to the law continuing, and vowed to try to make it better. Here is his official response…
“For too long, the debate over health care has placed politics before the best interests of patients. No matter the court’s ruling, it is time for Democrats and Republicans to deliver what the president promised but ultimately failed to deliver. We need a health system that expands coverage and promotes quality patient-centered care, while actually bringing costs down,” Enzi said. “We must allow states the freedom and flexibility to ensure hardworking Americans have access to the care that they need. It is time for both parties to work together on real solutions that rely on these principles. We should move forward on a bipartisan basis to provide more choices and a better health care system for hardworking Americans.”
Wyoming’s other Senator, John Barrasso though, is still hoping for repeal of the ACA. Here is a portion of his statement…
“So, Mr. President, I would say that Obamacare cannot be fixed, but health care in America must be fixed.
“They say what are you going to do about it as a Republican?
“There are incredible Republican plans out there, each of which is much better than the president's health care law.
“We still have 30 million Americans without insurance, concerned about the fact that they still need care.
“So, we are going to continue to work to repeal and replace this health care law with a law that will allow people to get what Senator Enzi has been talking about.
“We need people - we need patients - to get the care they need from a doctor they choose at lower costs.
“That's what Republicans are committed to and that's what Republicans, in spite of today's ruling by the Supreme Court, will continue to work for.”