BOSTON (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch is praising President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, saying the U.S. Supreme Court's decision will allow the state to move forward in implementing the law.
The decision, upholding the constitutionality of the law was announced Thursday morning.
Lynch, a Democrat, said he believes it will expand access to affordable health care and help the state's small businesses cover health expenses.
Portions of the law have been already implemented in the state, like provisions allowing residents to remain on their parent's health insurance until age 26 and creating a Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan.
Response to the decision fell largely along party lines with Republican members of the state's Congressional delegation vowing to amend the law and Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, commending the ruling.