Supreme Court Supports Obamacare: American Freedom Strangled

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2012-06-29 03:09

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Supports Obamacare: American Freedom Strangled

Ayn Rand Center Executive Director Yaron Brook Says The Fight To Limit Government Will Continue

Washington, D.C.—In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the individual mandate as a tax, Yaron Brook, the executive director of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, said the ruling only confirms that government has been tightening its grip on the economy for more than a century.

“This is an unhappy moment for freedom’s supporters. Obamacare will continue the government’s long and ugly track record of regulating American health care. In the short term, the results will be higher costs, less competition, less innovation, more bureaucracy, decreased quality. In the long run, the result will be the complete destruction of American health care, as the system’s problems are inevitably blamed on our ‘private’ health care system and a fully socialized ‘single payer’ medicine is offered up as the only cure.

“But supporters of bigger government should think twice before celebrating. For those of us who believe that the Founding Fathers would have never stood for bringing medicine under the thumb of bureaucrats, the fight to limit government continues. Today will serve only to reenergize us.”

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