SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) - A prominent Illinois state senator and staunch opponent of universal health care calls Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding the law "a challenge to our liberty."
Sen. Bill Brady says the opinion opens the door for Congress to force individuals to do just about anything. The justices upheld President Barack Obama's landmark health care law, which requires most Americans to have health insurance.
The Bloomington Republican and 2010 gubernatorial nominee says there are other ways to provide affordable health care. He prefers expanding an existing state-administered pool providing affordable high-risk insurance purchases.
He says the insurance industry is willing to provide cheaper and more accessible insurance but that talks about doing that stopped when so-called "Obamacare" passed in 2009.
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