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Alexander Statement on Texas v. Azar Court Case Decision

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2019 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate health committee, today released the following statement on the Texas v. Azar court case:

“Congress eliminated the individual mandate penalty, and the court has finished the job by ruling the individual mandate itself is unconstitutional.

“As for the rest of Obamacare, I am not aware of a single senator who said they were voting to repeal Obamacare when they voted to eliminate the individual mandate penalty.

“I thought the Justice Department’s argument in the case was far-fetched.”