Hoeven Statement on Today's Supreme Court Opinion on Obamacare

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling today on King v. Burwell, which addressed Obamacare:

“Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling today, Obamacare is not the answer to reforming America’s health-care system. The law is increasing costs, reducing patient choice, and burdening our economy.

“The right approach to health-care reform empowers people to make their own choices in selecting healthcare providers and insurers. It is patient-centered, and respects the relationship between doctor and patient. The way you accomplish that is with a market-based approach that creates more competition and reduces health-care costs.

“We will continue to focus on repealing and replacing the law and emphasizes solutions that lower costs and empower patients to choose the care that’s right for them, their families and their businesses.”