Gov. Robert Bentley responds to health care ruling

Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

"I am deeply disappointed by today's Supreme Court decision.{} The health care law is an overreach by the federal government that creates more regulation, bureaucracy, and a dramatic increase in costs to taxpayers.{} The ACA is the single worst piece of legislation to come out of Congress.{} This law must be repealed," he said.

"People need more choices, not fewer choices.{} Bigger government is not the answer.{} Market-based solutions are the best solutions to giving the public the most affordable options."

Alabama was one of over two dozen states to challenge the individual mandate.{} Attorney General Luther Strange will speak with reporters at 2p.m.{} Hear his reaction on Focus@4.