Roberts The Swing Vote In Supreme Court's Landmark Healthcare Ruling

Jun 27, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Justice John Roberts served as the court's swing vote in the 5-4 decision.  The high court issued its ruling in Washington this morning.  You can read the ruling here.

You can also hear NPR's continuing coverage of the decision throughout the afternoon on KBSX 91.5, and read more from NPR here.  

Boise State Public Radio’s news team is gathering reaction from Idaho residents and lawmakers.  You can read that throughout the here, and listen for coverage on All Things Considered (3:30 PM to 6:30 PM).

In advance of the ruling, StateImpact reached out to a number of Idaho lawmakers for insight into how the decision could affect the state.  Rep. Fred Wood (R-Burley) says he hopes for an up or down vote, upholding or striking down the law in its entirety.  He dreads a mixed decision, one that upholds parts of the law but strikes down others.

“That truly is a nightmare scenario, striking down a portion of that law,” says Wood.  Click here to continue reading...