“The president of the United States himself promised up and down that this bill was not a tax,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “This was one of the Democrats’ top selling points, because they knew it would never have passed if they said it was a tax.
“Well, the Supreme Court has spoken. This law is a tax. The bill was sold to the American people on a deception.”
McConnell’s first reaction to the historic healthcare ruling matched that of other Republicans, who vowed to outperform Democrats in the November election and continue working toward repeal of the law.
“I can assure you of this: Republicans won’t let up whatsoever in our determination to repeal this terrible law and replace it with the kind of reforms that will truly address the problems it was meant to solve,” he said.
“There’s only one way to truly fix ObamaCare, only one way, and that’s a full repeal — a full repeal, that clears the way for common sense, step-by-step reforms that protect Americans’ access to the care they need from the doctor they choose at a lower cost,” McConnell added. “And that’s precisely what Republicans are committed to doing.”
“The court’s ruling doesn’t mark the end of the debate. It marks a fresh start on the road to repeal.
“The president has done nothing to address the problems of cost, care and access. We will.”