Retail federation dismayed by healthcare ruling

After the Supreme Court upheld the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said it will redouble its efforts to repeal the healthcare law.

“We’re disappointed by today’s ruling,” said NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay in a statement. “The Court missed an opportunity to redress the many shortcomings of the law."

A consistent skeptic of the Affordable Care Act, Shay said the law wrongly puts a focus on penalizing employers and the private sector, and not enough emphasis on reducing the costs of health care.

“Although the Court upheld the law’s constitutionality, many problems remain: it penalizes employers too much; it doesn’t do enough to reduce the cost of health care, and it is unreasonably complicated and difficult to implement and administer,” he said. 

NRF will “redouble our efforts to repeal the law,” according to the statement.