Okla. House Speaker Statement On Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

Oklahoma House of Representatives

Speaker comments on Supreme Court ruling on federal health care law

House Speaker Kris Steele issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday on the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

"It's unprecedented to see America's highest court rule that the federal government is more powerful than the individual despite the fact that our nation's founding principles say the opposite. This was a deeply divided opinion, with the dissenting justices explaining precisely why Oklahoma has opposed this law from the beginning. The constitutional concerns that led Oklahoma to tread carefully with policy decisions on all elements of this law – big and small – have proven valid, given the narrowly split opinion. Our best hope now is to elect those willing to repeal this law and work together to find better solutions to the significant health care challenges faced by our state and nation." – House Speaker Kris Steele, R-Shawnee

For more information on the Supreme Court's ruling, click here.