Reaction among Illinois politicians to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on health care reform is falling largely along party lines.
Governor Pat Quinn says the decision makes this a ``great day'' for health care in Illinois.
He says the ruling upholding key parts of the law gives the state Legislature the opportunity to go forward with a health care exchange.
Quinn’s 2010 opponent, state Senator Bill Brady called it, quote, “one of the biggest shocks to our personal liberty.”
And Bob Gray, running as an independent for the state Senate, says if elected, his first bill will be to require Illinois to opt out of the health care law’s expansion of Medicaid.