Calif. Dems Hail ACA Ruling While GOP Urges Caution

Law360, New York (June 28, 2012, 8:05 PM EDT) -- California Democrats hailed the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling Thursday to uphold President Obama's health care law, while Republicans, still reeling from Gov. Jerry Brown’s cuts to close the state's multibillion budget shortfall, urged caution in implementing some of the law's key provisions.

While the California Health Benefit Exchange said Tuesday that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would expand coverage to 5 million Californians, state Republicans took issue with the 5-4 decision that allows Congress to impose a penalty for not purchasing health insurance,...
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