The Supreme Court released its long-awaited ruling on the health care overhaul Thursday.
The ruling means the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will basically proceed.
The court found problems with the law’s expansion of Medicaid, but even there said the expansion could proceed as long as the federal government does not threaten to withhold states’ entire Medicaid allotment if they don’t take part in the law’s extension.
West Virginia’s federal delegation had a wide range of reactions, but even the most positive was tempered with some concern.
Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., expressed his disappointment in the decision and vowed to continue to fight to repeal the law.
“Not only is ‘Obamacare’ a bad policy that has increased health care costs, exploded the deficit and hurt small businesses, it is based on dubious constitutional authority,” McKinley said.