VIDEO: Perry Hall Reacts to Health Care Ruling
Community members shared their views on the federal health insurance mandate.
Insurance companies, for example, shouldn't be allowed to deny coverage because of a person's preexisting condition, said Roloson, a Perry Hall resident.
Where she believes the law oversteps its bounds is by mandating that all American citizens must have health insurance. "The government and Congress have too much say in everything," she added.
The insurance mandate has become the law's most divisive issue and the main point which split the Supreme Court 5-4 in their decision. It also has become a rallying cry for protesters and members of Congress alike, since the law was first passed two years ago.
Community members interviewed by Patch Thursday afternoon, outside the Perry Hall Weis Markets off Honeygo Boulevard, likewise represented both sides of the issue.
Bob Fleming, a retiree, said he was glad to see the controversial mandate upheld.
"You've got to have health insurance," he said. "You can't afford to get sick in this country."
Watch the above video to hear from community members and share your reaction in the comments.
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