Sen. Rand Paul believes President Barack Obama’s health care bill is still unconstitutional, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday, Politico reports.
The Kentucky senator said the decision to keep the individual health insurance mandate and impose it as a tax is “wrong for Americans. It will destroy our health care system.”
The younger Paul, who has been suggested as a possible vice presidential running mate for Mitt Romney in November, has been critical of “Obamacare” since the president signed the bill into law in March 2010. Paul said on Thursday that the law was upheld by just “a couple people.”
“Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional,” Paul said. “While the court may have erroneously come to the conclusion that the law is allowable, it certainly does nothing to make this mandate or government takeover of our health care right.”
Paul added, “This now means we fight every hour, every day until November to elect a new President and a new Senate to repeal Obamacare.”