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Carvin Reacts to Decision to Uphold Affordable Healthcare Act

Congressional candidate Joe Carvin's brother Michael Carvin argued against the law in front of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court has apparently upheld the controversial individual mandate component of the Affordable Healthcare Act, according to multiple reports Thursday morning.

Congressional candidate and Rye Town supervisor Joe Carvin issued a press release with his reaction to the decision:

"Today's Supreme Court decision is deeply disappointing, but it serves to highlight two critical facts: Obamacare represents the largest tax increase in U.S. history, and it must be struck down legislatively by the Congress rather than through the courts.    

Obamacare is unaffordable to a nation on a perilous path toward effective bankruptcy.  As a member of Congress, I will work to overturn this fundamentally flawed law."

Carvin's brother Michael Carvin argued against the constitutionality of the law in front of the Supreme Court.

Aidan July 02, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Are you better off than you were 5 trillion dollars ago?
Walden Macnair July 02, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Joe, this kind of rhetoric isn't going to get you elected against a strong incumbent. Instead of condemning the Affordable Care Act, put some thought in it and come up with an alternative. Hint! We already have a system that works for those over sixty-five years old.. It's a single payer, private provider system and has the initials MC.
jeff meyer July 02, 2012 at 08:48 PM
So Mr. Carvin, if elected you would work to overturn the ACA. What is your alternative sir? The status quo is totally unacceptable. Unless you believe it is fine. Millions of Americans are uninsured. We spend more on health care then any other nation yet millions are left out of what should be a basic right. Yes RIGHT! Why does every industrialized western nation and Israel grant universal health coverage for their citizens and the USA does not. Not that it would matter to you but I wouldn't vote for you if you paid me. With all due respect. Jeff Meyer Tuckahoe, NY
Francis T McVetty July 04, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Jeff, there is NOTHING in the constitution that says heath care is a RIGHT!!!! If there is such a statement, then please post it for all of us.
David Carvin July 07, 2012 at 02:07 AM
How did it happen that Health care is the only product that is offered without regard to cost, bypassing the consumer? Competitively advertise all procedures, rates, and drugs, and cut people in on the savings, and health care rates will be cut in half. Instead, you want a system that makes it free? Well, then expect it to go up as fast as government can pay for it. It's no different than college loans driving up tuition costs. Get a clue!

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