Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar reacts to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, announced today:
Conventional wisdom and national polls showed many Americans favored repeal of the measure, so we are surprised by the Court’s decision.
"Our concern is the impact the health care law — now that it’s going forward — will have on Hoosier businesses and their workers. Mandating coverage for pre-existing conditions and extending coverage for dependent children to age 26 will cause increases in health care costs; there is no way around it.
"That will force many employers to make the difficult decision to stop offering coverage and push employees into the federal plan. It puts the nation on the road to universal health care.