Washington, D.C. – As the Supreme Court wrapped up its third day of oral arguments on the President’s health care law today, Representative Kristi Noem (R-SD) joined other House Republican women Members to highlight the negative impacts of the law on women.

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“I don’t have a woman in my life who isn’t trying to balance 100 different things. They can’t afford to be sick or not feeling well. They’ve got kids to take care of, moms and dads to have responsibilities for, and families and jobs to balance. And so they want facts, they don’t want nonsense. A lot of the nonsense that was out there when this bill was passed simply has come to light and proven to be not true.

“Small businesses in this country have responded to this legislation by saying that 50 percent of them in the future will have to stop offering health care plans. … That will leave many families, many women without their health care needs being addressed.

“This comes down to one fundamental question for all of us here today, and everyone across this country. What kind of a country do you want to live in? Do you want to live in a country where the government makes your decisions for you? Will this country, will this government tell you what kind of health care you can have? Will it tell you what kind of car to buy? Will it tell you what kind of groceries to have? That’s the path that we’re going down with this health care law.”

In addition to Rep. Noem, the House Republican women attending today’s press conference were Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA); Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL); Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY); Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV); Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC); Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO); Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY); and Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH).

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