Washington, D.C.– Today, Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court holding that the plaintiffs didn’t have standing.
“The Supreme Court’s ruling doesn’t change the reality that America’s health care system needs to be modernized to better serve patients. To win the future, we should advance solutions that protect people with pre-existing conditions, lower costs, and unleash innovation for more cures and personalized care. These goals and outcomes are not achievable under a public option and other trojan horses for socialized medicine, which Democrats are actively developing to expand government control and eliminate people’s health care choices. Instead of lurching toward socialized medicine, we should be working together to modernize our health care system with solutions like price transparency, lowering drug costs without government price control schemes, removing bureaucratic red tape, and spurring more private investment for breakthrough cures and treatments. This is how we restore the doctor-patient relationship and ensure America leads the world in medical breakthroughs that save lives and improve people’s quality of life.”