PPI Decries King v. Burwell Decision

June 25, 2015



Palmetto Promise Institute Decries King v. Burwell Decision

Columbia, S.C. – Palmetto Promise Institute lamented today’s 6-3 decision from the United States Supreme Court allowing ambiguous provisions of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) to stand.

As Justice Scalia rightly said in his dissent, “This Court’s two decisions on the Act will surely be remembered through the years…And the cases will publish forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.”

Commenting on the decision, Palmetto Promise President Ellen Weaver said, “Obamacare has failed to deliver on its most basic promise to patients: affordability. If the court had sided with King today, Congress would have been forced to empower states to regain control over their health insurance markets. With states enjoying that freedom, consumers could have soon enjoyed more affordable and individualized choices. But with this result today, the people of South Carolina remain handcuffed to cookie-cutter health plans they don’t want and can’t afford.”

She continued, “But there is opportunity here. Though this is the end of a single legal battle, Palmetto Promise Institute and freedom-loving people all over America will continue this fight in the Congress until the failing ACA is replaced with a new vision for healthcare that provides all people with choice, affordability, and simplicity.”