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Attorney General DeWine Makes Statement on Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

6/28/2012

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court announced its decision upholding all provisions of the Affordable Care Act:

"I am disappointed by the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare.  It is a matter now that will again be fought in the political arena and will be the preeminent issue of the presidential campaign."There is a victory in this case.  The Supreme Court did not expand the powers under the Commerce Clause.  While I am disappointed in Justice Roberts' decision, he was the leader in restricting the Commerce Clause, an expansion of which would have been detrimental to our country.  If that would have been upheld, it would mean there are no limits to what Congress could compel Americans to purchase.

"While we lost the battle over Obamacare, we did win the war on the true meaning of the Commerce Clause."

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