Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett Comments on Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling
"Not only is it a tax, but it may turn out to be one of the largest tax increases in the history of our nation," said Corbett.
Pennsylvania Independent, a public interest journalism project dedicated to open, transparent, and accountable state government, posted to their YouTube channel, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's remarks today in response to the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
Corbett noted his record opposing the act and assured citizens that his administration would continue to "analyze the decision."
"It is a tax on our citizens that they cannot afford," said Corbett. "It is not good law. It is not good policy."
Corbett conceded that the country was in need of healthcare reform, but asserted that such reforms should come from the individual states.
"I think we can all agree there are Pennsylvanians who need our help," said Corbett. "However, expanding government bureaucracy, government programs and government spending is not the answer."
Hear the full text of Corbett's remarks in the video above.