Politics

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Calls Obamacare "Unconstitutional"

| by Michael Allen

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said today that President Obama’s healthcare law was "unconstitutional." Gov. Jindal was commenting on news that the Supreme Court will hear a lawsuit brought against Obamacare, beginning today, by 26 states, including Louisiana.

In a statement, Gov. Jindal said: “We’re pleased that the Supreme Court has decided to take up the state’s lawsuit and we look forward to the Court’s action to stop the unconstitutional expansion of the federal government."

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"This is a showdown over American freedoms and the principles of federalism, and we expect the Court to agree that it’s simply unconstitutional for the federal government to force Americans to buy a certain product as a requirement of being an American."

“Not only is the President’s healthcare law unconstitutional, it’s also an awful policy for Louisiana and our entire country. Instead of improving healthcare services for Americans, the only thing Obamacare accomplishes is more spending and higher taxes.”

According to USA Today, a ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (which opponents term as Obamacare) is expected in June.