Words have meanings, but those meanings mean nothing to Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who called Thursday morning’s ruling by the Supreme Court upholding the key elements of the Affordable Care Act “an out-of-control act of judicial tyranny.”
The decision by the court upholds the laws key element which allows the federal government to subsidize health care plans in states which have refused to set up their own healthcare exchanges.
“Today’s King v. Burwell decision, which protects and expands ObamaCare, is an out-of-control act of judicial tyranny,” Huckabee said in his statement. “Our Founding Fathers didn’t create a ‘do-over’ provision in our Constitution that allows unelected, Supreme Court justices the power to circumvent Congress and rewrite bad laws.”He then blamed congress for ever passing the law and demanded the repeal it.
“The solution is for Congress to admit they screwed up, repeal the ‘nightmare of Obamacare’, and let states road-test real health care reforms,” Huckabee said.
Huckabee would rather see millions of Americans go uninsured than admit that the majority of Americans are happy with the healthcare reforms and that the ACA has been widely seen as a success.
“As President, I will protect Medicare, repeal ObamaCare, and pass real reform that will actually lower costs, while focusing on cures and prevention rather than intervention,” Huckabee said. “The status quo is unfair, unaffordable, unsustainable, and completely un-American.”
Yet, like all other Republicans, this “plan” is a unicorn and doesn’t exist.
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