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Thune, Republicans To Seek Health Care Law Repeal

June 28, 2012, 10:26 AM

Thune, Republicans To Seek Health Care Law Repeal
Sen. John Thune, (R) SD

WASHINGTON -

Senator John Thune is disappointed by the US Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act and says Republicans will work to fully repeal the law.

"Prior to the passage of ObamaCare, Speaker Pelosi infamously said Congress had to pass the bill to 'find out what is in it,' and two years later Americans now know that ObamaCare is making things worse," Thune said in a statement released following the decision Thursday. "Worker health insurance costs have gone up 17 percent, family premiums have increased by $1,700, and small businesses and individuals throughout the country now face costly mandates and taxes. 

"Rather than jam a nearly 3,000-page bill through Congress using political favors and backroom deals, as was the case with ObamaCare, Congressional Republicans are committed to working across the aisle in a step-by-step manner to improve and expand access to health care, while reducing costs for Americans."

We'll have more reaction from South Dakota's Congressional delegation today on KELOLAND News.

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