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High Court Ruling On Health Care Law Anticipated


The US Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on national healthcare won’t quiet the political debate, according to a Massachusetts Congressman.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports

            Whether the justices uphold or strike down all  or parts of the Affordable Care Act, the eagerly awaited decision will provide plenty of political fodder for supporters and opponents, says Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal.

            Parts of the  health care law are popular with the public, including provisions allowing children to stay on their parent’s insurance until age 26 and prohibitions against insurers denying coverage for pre-existing conditions.  But the core of the law, the requirement that every adult have health insurance, the so-called individual mandate, is unpopular, according to public opinion surveys…

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.