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Thu June 28, 2012
Wyoming's Congressional Leaders React To Affordable Care Act Decision
Wyoming's Congressional leaders are voicing their disdain for the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act.
Senator John Barrasso says despite the court’s ruling, the law is unworkable, unpopular, and bad for patients, providers and taxpayers. And he urged voters to remove elected officials in order to repeal the law.
“It is now more important than ever, that we get a president and a congress that will repeal this law, and replace it with step by step reforms that finally put patients first,” said Barrasso. “Americans deserve to get the care they need from a doctor they choose at lower cost.”
Because the Supreme Court has upheld the law, a repeal of the Affordable Care Act would have to go through Congress. Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has pledged to repeal the Act if elected. President Obama is likely to veto any repeals of the law if he is re-elected.
Both candidates are now hoping to mobilize voters over the issue.