Attorney General Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision on the Individual Health Insurance Mandate
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Today, by a 5-4 decision, the
"Today's decision is extraordinary and unexpected, and it is frankly a blow to our constitutional system of federalism. The Court has endorsed
"The Court has approved the stick and not the carrot.
"I am disappointed that the
"I think it is prudent for each person to have health insurance. While this admirable goal might have been achieved in less intrusive ways, the Court's decision allows
"There is one silver lining, however. The Court held that the federal government cannot hold the entirety of a state's federal
"I take my responsibility to safeguard the U.S. and Colorado Constitutions very seriously. Protecting federalism is arguably the most important role for state attorneys general. I am proud to have been a part of this litigation, in spite of the disappointing result."
Attorney General Releases Statement On Ruling Of Health Insurance Mandate (http://www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/sites/default/files/press_releases/2012/06/28/supreme_court_health_care_mandate_final_6_28_12.pdf)
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