It's 9:45 am on Thursday at the headquarters of Health Plan One, a health insurance agency that sells private policies. The biggest court decision ever regarding health insurance is about to come down.
The decision shifts much of the burden of implementing the law to the states, which are responsible for the lion's share of getting people without insurance covered under the health law. States also now have to make a decision about expanding Medicaid coverage to their poorest people.
For some elected officials in Florida, Thursday's Supreme Court decision came as an unexpected shock. Republican Governor Rick Scott and his administration have done as little as possible to comply with the law. Now they have some tough decisions to make.
The Supreme Court's decision removes much of the uncertainty for businesses involved in health care. Renee Montagne talks to Karen Ignani of America's Health Insurance Plans, the insurance industry's trade group, about the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling.
The Supreme Court's ruling upholding the federal health care law was met with a variety of reactions from business groups and owners. Some said the decision would help them grow, but others said the ruling would make them more hesitant to hire.
The Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act, leaving states open to implement it. Andy Hyman of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explains the steps Virginia and Maryland will have to take moving forward.
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