Idaho Congressional Delegation React to Supreme Court
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the federal health care
overhaul has done nothing to soothe the frustration felt by Idaho’s
Congressional delegation over the law. The court on Thursday upheld the
individual mandate portion of the new law and other components. Still, Rep.
Mike Simpson says the fight is not over. While the seven-term Republican
accepts the court’s decision, he is calling on Congress to repeal the law and
work on market-driven reforms. Sen. Mike Crapo says he expects President Obama
to move forward with implementing the bill. But Crapo says the problem is the
bill is just bad legislation. First-term Sen. Jim Risch says the court’s
decision barring the federal government from forcing states to expand Medicaid
coverage means the law has failed meet its primary goal.