“Montana is in a stronger fiscal position than any other state in the country and we didn’t get there by wasting money on expensive lawsuits. As I have said all along, adding Montana’s name to the list of states wouldn’t have done anything but cost Montana taxpayers money. The lawsuits filed against the health care reform bill ended up in front of the Supreme Court and Montanans, like all Americans, will be governed by this ruling. We just didn’t have to spend any money litigating it.
“However, today’s decision doesn’t change the fact that small businesses and families in Montana pay too much and get too little from our health care system. To create jobs in Montana, we must find ways to reduce the cost of health care delivery.”
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock issued the preceding statement Thursday regarding the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act.