Following Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision to vote to uphold President Obama’s healthcare law as constitutional, The Blaze caught up with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), a staunch opponent of the bill, to get his take on the historic ruling.
“What kind of long-term impact will this have on the healthcare industry and on private doctors?” The Blaze asked.
“Well, I don’t think it’s going to have that much because my hope is that the American people are going to replace the president and give the conservatives control of Congress and I think we’ll repeal it,” the senator responded.
“When 60 percent of America, and the middle voters, and the independents, and moderates (over 50 percent of them) are absolutely against this bill, they’re going to come out and vote. And they’re going to vote against the people that rammed this thing through, regardless of what the Supreme Court said,” he added.
Indeed, considering that the Romney campaign, which promises to repeal “Obamacare,” has raised over $4.3 million since the court’s ruling, Sen. Coburn’s claim that an overwhelming number of Americans oppose the law may be right on the mark.
“The Supreme Court was kinda’ cute,” the senator continued, “they protected the Commerce Clause and used the taxing power of Congress to allow this to go forward.”
“But I think this gives us a great opportunity to say 'do we want to go the way of Greece and France and do we want to become a socialist country?'" he asked
“That’s what this bill does.”