Cruz: Halbig Decision ‘Repudiation Of Obamacare’ And Its ‘Lawlessness’


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a fierce opponent of the Affordable Care Act, on Tuesday praised the federal appeals court decision that bans the federal government from providing subsidies to the 36 states that use the federal health care exchange.

“The D.C. Circuit’s decision today in Halbig v. Burwell is a repudiation of Obamacare and all the lawlessness that has come with it,” Cruz said in a statement.

“This decision restores power to Congress and to the people and if properly enforced, should shield citizens from Obamacare’s insidious penalties, mandates, and subsidies. This is a significant victory for the American people and the rule of law, but we must not rest,” he continued. “Every last word of Obamacare must be repealed to restore jobs, growth, and opportunity in our country.”