Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said Thursday that the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare subsidies was “an out-of-control act of judicial tyranny.”
The decision by the Supreme Court upheld the country’s tax subsidies as part of President Obama’s health care program and ensured that millions of Americans will continue to have health insurance.
“Today’s King v. Burwell decision, which protects and expands ObamaCare, is an out-of-control act of judicial tyranny,” Huckabee said in his statement. “Our Founding Fathers didn’t create a ‘do-over’ provision in our Constitution that allows unelected, Supreme Court justices the power to circumvent Congress and rewrite bad laws.”
Huckabee went on to criticize Congress and demanded that it admit wrongdoing.
“The solution is for Congress to admit they screwed up, repeal the ‘nightmare of Obamacare’, and let states road-test real health care reforms,” Huckabee said.
Huckabee also explained what he would do differently.
“As President, I will protect Medicare, repeal ObamaCare, and pass real reform that will actually lower costs, while focusing on cures and prevention rather than intervention,” Huckabee said. “The status quo is unfair, unaffordable, unsustainable, and completely un-American.”
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