Across the nation, including in Bronxville, Eastchester and Scarsdale today, politicians, activists and residents are reacting to the on the Affordable Care Act.
The U.S. health care act this morning.
Many are reacting to the historical vote both positively and negatively.
NY State Assemblywoman , (D-Scarsdale,) who represents the 88th district, issued the following statement today, supporting the SCOTUS action.
"While we don't yet know all of the implications of today’s Supreme Court decision, it is clear we will be able to expand health care coverage to more Americans and more New Yorkers," Paulin stated. "People from all walks of life are struggling to provide health care coverage for their families, or are simply doing without it. Right here in Westchester County, in some of the most affluent areas, residents have lost their jobs and with that health insurance for their loved ones. The Supreme Court decision means these families will no longer have to worry."
(D-16th District,) who will soon be representing Scarsdale, also supported the Supreme Court's decision.
“I am both pleased and a little surprised to see that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act, flying in the face of conservative pressure, similar to their decision in the Arizona immigration case earlier this week," Engel stated in a blog post. "I am very pleased to see they upheld this law, as I was always certain of its constitutionality."
However, not everyone was in support of the decision, including the national group Stop the HIT (Health Insurance Tax.)
The group said in a statement that the Health Insurance Tax will have a negative impact on small businesses across the country.
“The HIT on small business, unless it is repealed before 2014, will make the cost of health care even more unrealistic for millions of small business owners and their employees," stated Duane Musser, Vice President of Government Relations with the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), a member of the Stop The HIT Coalition.
"Members of Congress who are serious about improving the state of our economy should act quickly to pass current, bipartisan legislation repealing this costly and burdensome tax on our nation’s top job creators," Musser stated.
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