US Rep Guinta statement on King v. Burwell

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court upheld the 4th District Federal Court decision that all federal subsidies established under the President’s healthcare law are legal, including states – such as New Hampshire – which did not establish their own exchanges.


“Every individual should be able to access high-quality, affordable healthcare which best suits their needs.  Obamacare’s one-size-fits-all approach does not accomplish this.  Today’s decision doesn’t change the fact that due to Obamacare, premiums have increased by more than $4000, small business wages have decreased by $22.6 billion annually and the number of full-time workers will be reduced by 2.5 million all while costing taxpayers more than $2 trillion. 


Granite Staters should not be forced to spend more of their hard-earned dollars for less access, less quality and fewer choices.  We must increase the affordability, accessibility and quality of healthcare plans.  This can be achieved by providing tax credits for those transitioning off of Obamacare subsidies, allowing small business owners to band together across state lines to purchase insurance, protecting those with pre-existing conditions and protecting patients and taxpayers by including medical malpractice liability reforms.


I will continue to fight for a patient-centered approach that protects those with preexisting conditions, restores billions in Medicare cuts, supports our small businesses and allows children to stay under their parents’ coverage until the age of 26.”


The Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that the federal healthcare subsidies are legal.


Congressman Guinta is an original cosponsor of H.R. 2300, an Obamacare alternative sponsored by Dr. Tom Price, a Congressman from Georgia.  To read the bill, please click here.