Pawlenty Statement on Federal Court Ruling on Obamacare

"Today's court ruling correctly affirms that President Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress's health care takeover violates the U.S. Constitution. An individual health-care mandate is an unconstitutional power grab by the Federal government and drags our health care system in the wrong direction. This ruling is a big victory for states' rights, the U.S. Constitution and market-based health care reform. I was proud to join this federal lawsuit challenging Obamacare's individual mandate and am optimistic that higher courts will uphold the ruling."