VIDEO: Harford County Residents React To Health Care Decision
What do those who live and work in Harford County think of the Supreme Court decision?
Harford County, along with the rest of the nation, is reacting today to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Health Care Act.
Forest Hill residents and long-time state employees Diane Messner and Cindy Chenworth debated the decision over a drink at a shaded table outside Shamrock Coffee in Bel Air Thursday.
"This is the difference between a Democrat and a Republican," Messner said with a laugh.
Messner said she was pleased the health care act was upheld, while Chenworth was not so keen on the idea. Messner characterized their relationship as "good friends who still disagree."
"We have too many people here in Harford County who need health care," Messner said.
She added she does not want the health care act to negatively impact the private health care sector and hopes that does not happen.
Chenworth said her friend feels every driver on the road is required to be insured and so also should every person be required to get health insurance. Chenworth disagreed, saying not every person drives.
"That's a choice," Chenworth said.
She said people are not required to drive, they choose to, adding that no such choice will be involved in health insurance. The requirement is something Chenworth disagrees with.
"You might as well get ready for your health care costs to go up next year," Chenworth told Messner.
Check out the video to see what others around town had to say. What do you think? Leave a comment and share your thoughts in the statewide poll.