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Madera citizens mixed over high court ruling

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The Supreme Court decision upholding key components of the Affordable Care Act was met with varied opinions from Madera citizens on Thursday, as some called it a further step toward socialism while others described it as necessary help for those who need it.

Before and since its passage in 2010, the act has faced rigorous scrutiny and attacks primarily due to the inclusion of an individual mandate — a policy that states unless excepted for religious beliefs or financial trouble, all Americans must have health insurance or face penalties.

Many Madera residents had some, if not total misgivings about the court’s decision to uphold that and many other notable provisions of the law.

Cameron Sidhu, a health insurance agent who grew up in the Madera Ranchos, expressed gloom regarding the mandate’s effect on economic freedom...


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