curtis-hill attorney general indianaFollowing a federal judge’s ruling Friday that the individual coverage mandate of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, Attorney General Curtis Hill issued the following statement:

“This landmark decision is a victory for all Americans who believe in the principles enshrined in our U.S. Constitution.

“From the beginning, the Affordable Care Act has represented federal overreach. Congress should never have imposed the one-size-fits-all mandate that now has been struck down as unconstitutional.

“Moving forward, Congress should continue to play a strong role in promoting access to quality healthcare for all Americans. At the same time, however, it also must respect the authority of Indiana and all other states to exercise freedom in the ways we address the issue of health care for our own citizens.

“At the state and national levels, then, let us all commit to developing sound policies that safeguard the healthcare needs of all individuals, including those with pre-existing conditions. And let us stay true to the Constitution as we pursue this mission.”

Indiana was one of 20 states successfully challenging the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality in this case.