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Chicago Sun-Times - How Health Care Ruling Will Affect NWI not Clear Yet

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By Teresa Auch Schultz

U.S. Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-Merrillville, praised the order for providing various benefits to residents, including free preventative care and affordable prescriptions for senior citizens.

"The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act is a victory for the millions of Americans whose lives will be improved through the law's implementation," Visclosky said in a release.

However, Sen. Dan Coats railed against the ruling, claiming that the law is a "massive intrusion" into the lives of Americans.

"The Supreme Court's decision today confirms that President Obama broke his promise to Americans that his law would not raise taxes on the middle class," Coats said, adding that he would work to repeal the law.

The court's approval means not only that more people will finally have insurance, Valparaiso-based HealthLinc CEO Beth Wrobel said, but that the clinic will be able to serve more people to. HealthLinc recently won $5 million that came from the Affordable Care Act, she said, which will be used to expand HealthLinc's service.

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