The Monitor reported that Hensarling was met by a "packed city hall" because of the interest in last week's decision. He also indicated his hope that Republicans would become more motivated in the November elections and win control of the White House.

"Maybe we can use this as encouragement to do what we have to do in the 2012 election cycle," he said.

In the wake of the landmark ruling, Republicans have said it leaves them with little choice now but to repeal the law, something that is much more achievable with a Republican in the White House.

Hensarling also argued that healthcare costs have only increased under the law so far.

"The Affordable Care Act is not all that affordable," he said.