Ketron: SCOTUS Health Care Ruling Will Mean Fines For Small Employers

Statement from Senate GOP Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro; June 28, 2012: 

“It is a sad day. The cost of Obamacare is unsustainable. It is unstainable in just what Tennessee’s portion will cost our citizens. It will eat through every dollar that we need to improve education, bring in new jobs and to provide for the public safety measures needed to protect our citizens and help our state grow economically. I think what you will find as a result of this decision is that many small employers who cannot afford to pay the cost of insurance , will pay the fine because it is cheaper. That way it will be incumbent on the federal government to issue individual policies for everyone, giving them much more control over our lives. State leaders will review this decision carefully and look at what our options are as a result of this ruling. We will also be watching what happens in November after the elections which could also have the potential to turn back the back-breaking provisions of this law to the financial stability of this state and nation.”