Gov. Gregoire, who had submitted a federal court brief arguing that Attorney General Rob McKenna’s participation in a lawsuit challenging the federal health care overhaul did not represent Washington’s position, had this to say today after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law’s main tenets. (Her office also released this document explaining the law’s effect in Washington).
“I applaud today’s Supreme Court decision. Since the Affordable Care Act was signed by the President, we have worked tirelessly to implement it in our state, with my firm belief that it was constitutional and would ultimately withstand legal challenge. …