NC reactions mixed as Supreme Court keeps health subsidies

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Substitute teacher Kim Jones of Wake Forest says she’s happy the U.S. Supreme Court decided she can continue receiving help to buy health insurance she credits for saving her life.

But U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry said Thursday he and fellow Republicans will continue working to repeal the health insurance overhaul law championed by President Obama.

They’re reacting to the Supreme Court ruling that the tax credits the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates helped nearly 460,000 North Carolina residents buy coverage can stay in place. A ruling against the subsidies could have caused the law to crumble.

Gov. Pat McCrory said he’d wait for Thursday’s ruling before recommending whether to expand Medicaid to more of North Carolina’s uninsured. McCrory now says he wants Washington to approve exceptions to the law he wants.

 

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