News release from Congressman Marlin Stutzman (IN-3rd):
Stutzman on Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear PPACA Case
(Washington, D.C., November 14, 2011) – Today, following the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Congressman Marlin Stutzman (IN-03) issued the following statement:
“If left unchecked, President Obama’s health care law would undermine our nation’s cornerstones of individual liberty and personal responsibility. It disregards even the broadest interpretations of the commerce clause. A government powerful enough to force citizens to purchase health insurance is a far cry from the limited, checked government our Founding Fathers established.”
“I believe that the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reached the correct decision when it ruled the individual mandate unconstitutional. I look forward to hearing the Supreme Court affirm that decision. In the meantime, however, I will work with my colleagues in the House to completely eliminate the law and replace it with free-market solutions that put patients, not bureaucrats, first.”
Congressman Stutzman represents the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana and serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Indiana’s 3rd District contains all of DeKalb, Kosciusko, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley counties, as well as parts of Allen and Elkhart counties.