Eastern Washington Residents React To U.S. Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling

Jun 28, 2012

People across the Northwest have been reacting to today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold President Obama’s health care overhaul. Correspondent Anna King spoke to people outside the Kadlec Medical Center in Richland in southeast Washington.

“My name is Sandy Meier and I’m from Pasco. I think they made a bad decision. I think it should have been repealed. As it is right now our Medicaid system is terrible and the cost to us as taxpayers is so high.”

“My name is Tony Mulder from Kennewick, Washington. I think everyone should have health care, but I don’t think we should be penalized if we can’t afford it. If they want us to have it, they should do like other countries where they have it in our taxes and it would be free to everybody.”

 “My name is Sandy Dennis and I live in Pasco. I don’t see how they can force anyone to get it. If you can’t afford it you can’t afford it, you know. But I think it’s good that they are going to make it easier for people to get. If you have a pre-existing condition I don’t think that they should deny health care because of that.”

Copyright 2012 Northwest Public Radio