U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a strong opponent of Obamacare, released the following statement after a federal appeals court ruled that Obamacare’s individual mandate is unconstitutional.

“Here’s the good news: This ruling is further proof that Obamacare is a smorgasbord of unconstitutional bunk. Here’s the bad news: the longer it stays on the books the longer Nebraska families are trapped under the weight of its impossibly complicated structure. We need to give families the power to manage their budgets with portable, flexible insurance that meets their needs. Moms and dads shouldn’t be stuck with the two crummy choices of either big government bureaucrats or big overpriced insurance companies. This ruling is another chance for Congress to work on real solutions — let’s do better.”

Background: 

Earlier this year, Senator Sasse introduced a legislative package designed to increase flexibility, choice, and competition for Nebraska families as they navigate the health care market.