Democrats: Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Vindication For Massachusetts

June 28, 2012 12:00 AM
Democrats: Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Vindication For Massachusetts
" BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, including the individual insurance requirement at the heart of the law, is being hailed as a vindication for Massachusetts.

Massachusetts laid the groundwork for the 2010 federal health law with its 2006 health care initiative and is currently the only state with an “individual mandate,” requiring that nearly all residents have insurance or face tax penalties.

Attorney General Martha Coakley, who filed a brief with the high court supporting the federal law, called Thursday’s ruling “a victory for millions of Americans who will see increased access to care.”

“Massachusetts served as a model for national health care reform and we have already experienced the many benefits of increasing access to quality, affordable health care,” Coakley said. “With today’s decision, I hope our nation will continue to move forward and do the same.”

Democratic U.S. Sen. John Kerry also hailed the decision and faulted opponents of the law who he said have tried to distort its requirements.

“Those who have sought to demonize health reform need to put an end to their scare tactics,” said Kerry "

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