CHICAGO – Lawmakers in Illinois are reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the vast majority of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady of Bloomington says Thursday's 5-4 ruling will "lead to the implosion of our health care system." Republican State Sen. Bill Brady says the ruling will have "tragic consequences" and increase health care costs. And Republican U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert from suburban Chicago says she's disappointed the ruling "did not put a stop to the government overreach."
Democratic U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago praised the ruling, saying it will be "life changing and tremendously helpful" for families, young adults and those who can't afford health care.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she applauds the ruling.