In response to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s vow not to implement the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has said Gov. Walker must follow the federal health care law.
Wisconsin was one of nearly 30 states that sued the federal government over the law, alleging that it was unconstitutional. After Thursday’s ruling by the Supreme Court, those states will now have to comply with the provisions of the law. Van Hollen, who handled Wisconsin’s participation in the lawsuit, has said Gov. Walker is obligated to follow the law according to its deadlines.
In a tangentially related story, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico on Thursday refused to support a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, citing the provisions that allow coverage for dependents until they’re age 26 and the ban on denying coverage to those with preexisting conditions as two of the good parts of the ACA. Watch for yourself: