RENACCI: COURT SHOULD STRIKE DOWN INDIVIDUAL MANDATE03/26/12
Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Representative Jim Renacci (OH-16) released the following statement on the first day of deliberations by the U.S. Supreme Court to determine if various aspects of the President’s health care law violate the Constitution:
“As the Supreme Court hears arguments from proponents and opponents of the President’s health care law this week, I urge the Justices to consider the limitations to government power envisioned by the Founding Fathers when they crafted our Constitution. If we can be compelled to purchase health insurance simply because we are American citizens and we are still breathing, what else can we be forced to do? I believe health care decisions – above almost all else – should be left solely to the discretion of the individual. It appears the vast majority of Ohioans agree, as evidenced by their overwhelming vote to overturn the legislation last November.”
Rep. Renacci is serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he is a member of the Financial Services Committee. Prior to his election he worked as a Certified Public Accountant in the health care industry, and owned and operated over 60 other businesses in the automotive and sports management fields.
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