Leading House Republicans vowed to escalate the fight against President Obama’s health care law, saying they’re more intent than ever to repeal the whole thing after the Supreme Court upheld its constitutionality Thursday.
“The real outcome of this decision is to strengthen our resolve that this law is repealed,” Speaker John A. Boehner told reporters.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the House will hold a vote to repeal the entire law on July 11.
Even though a majority of the justices said the law is constitutional, the Republicans insisted that doesn’t mean it’s good policy.
They repeated their longstanding charges against the law: that it raises health care costs, gives the government too much power over individuals’ health care decisions and is opposed by a majority of Americans.
“I respect the ruling of the Supreme Court, and I respectfully and vehemently disagree with it,” said Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling.