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Rep. Foxx on the Supreme Court’s Decision To Allow Feds To Subsidize Obamacare

Release from office of U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx:


Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision that the federal government can subsidize health insurance policies purchased on Obamacare’s federal exchange:

“For the past two years, my email inbox, mailbox and phone lines have been flooded with reports of cancelled health insurance plans, soaring premiums, increased deductibles and frustrated constituents trying to navigate the confusing Washington bureaucracy that is Obamacare. Despite its central promise, the Affordable Care Act has proved to be anything but affordable for many North Carolinians, and today’s Supreme Court decision doesn’t change that fact. Rather than making piecemeal fixes, the best approach to solving the multitude of problems resulting from Obamacare is to unite behind a complete repeal of the law and replace it with solutions that lower costs and empower patients to choose the care that’s right for them.”

The Supreme Court ruled against the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell who argued that only residents of states that set up their own exchanges are entitled to government subsidies to help them pay for their insurance. North Carolina is one of 34 states that did not set up its own insurance exchange and instead relies on the federal marketplace.


U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the elected Republican Conference Secretary. Dr. Foxx is the chair of the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and serves as Vice Chair of the House Rules Committee.