States including Maryland can move with more certainty to insure their poor, and the federal government can require others to buy health coverage after the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's landmark health care law Thursday.
The highly anticipated decision is expected to add millions to the health insurance rolls, including Lashonda Edwards of Windsor Mill, who lost her coverage when she was laid off from her receptionist job in 2010.
"I should be able to get the care I need," she said. "Health insurance should be for everybody because everybody needs it."
The court case had stalled efforts across the country to fully implement the...