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The Boston Globe

Health & wellness

Mass. residents react to ruling with relief

The Supreme Court’s health care decision sent a wave of relief through Massachusetts that the benefits of President Obama’s landmark law will remain intact: hundreds of millions of dollars promised for the state Medicaid program, hospitals, community health centers, and other providers.

Thousands of consumers also can continue to count on federal aid to help pay for their prescription drugs, young adults up to age 26 can remain on their parents’ insurance plans, and thousands more Massachusetts residents will get help paying their insurance premiums.

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