Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says he doesn't agree with the Supreme Court's decision, which ultimately puts a tax on anyone who opts not to purchase health insurance.
"That's the very thing that the Obama administration and congress insisted that it was not," Strange said.
Rosemary Elebash with the National Federation of Independent Business says she's already received calls from worried employers, who aren't sure what they're next move should be.
"They're going to look at the fact of whether I stay open, whether I close," she said. "Certainly, this is a deterrent as far as hiring new employees."
Strange says what concerns him most, other than possibly losing jobs in a slow economy is all of the looming mandates.
"There will be many mandates coming from this Obamacare law that will have impacts on our constitutional rights," Strange said.
But with more people getting health insurance, Hunter Walton with the Alabama Hospital Association, calls it a good thing.
"The more people that have insurance, obviously means more people coming into hospitals and the doctors," he said. "That enables us to keep our doors open, which allows us to provide more services to more people."
But he says it's ultimately too soon to tell just what kind of long term affect this new affordable healthcare will have.
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:55 AM EDT2013-05-23 06:55:19 GMT
Governor Robert Bentley and Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) Director Art Faulkner on Thursday will hold a hurricane preparedness workshop for all state agency directors. Hurricane season beginsMore >>
A hurricane preparedness workshop will be held Thursday for all state agency directors.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:01:36 GMT
Beginning in June, changes to regulations of parking and towing in the City of Birmingham will take affect. "For the first time in the city's history, we put regulations in place to regulate the carsMore >>
Beginning in June, changes to regulations of parking and towing in the City of Birmingham will take affect. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:58:51 GMT
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on the location of missing teenager.Carrie Elizabeth Masters, 17, of Columbiana, was last seen Saturday, May 18 at approximately 1 a.m. when sheMore >>
Carrie Elizabeth Masters, 17, of Columbiana, was last seen Saturday, May 18 at approximately 1 a.m. when she left her home in a silver SUV with an unknown male.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:21 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:21:19 GMT
NEW YORK CITY -- Former University of Alabama Director of Athletics Mal Moore was named the winner of the College Athletic Director of the Year Award Wednesday night at the 2013 Sports Business AwardsMore >>
Former University of Alabama Director of Athletics Mal Moore was named the winner of the College Athletic Director of the Year Award Wednesday night at the 2013 Sports Business Awards banquet.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:07 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:07:15 GMT
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Brian Anderson scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning to give Arkansas a 2-1 victory over Mississippi in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Wednesday. AndersonMore >>
Brian Anderson scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning to give Arkansas a 2-1 victory over Mississippi.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:06:11 GMT
BY Sean Cartell, SEC Digital Network HOOVER, Ala. -- Ninth-seeded Texas A&M launched three home runs Wednesday to knock off top-seeded Vanderbilt, 5-0, in the Southeastern Conference Baseball TournamentMore >>
Ninth-seeded Texas A&M launched three home runs Wednesday to knock off top-seeded Vanderbilt.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:57 PM EDT2013-05-23 02:57:16 GMT
ATHENS, Ga. -- The No. 2 Alabama women's golf team shot a 4-under-par round of 284 in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Championships Wednesday on the par-72, 6,372-yard University of Georgia Golf Course. TheMore >>
The No. 2 Alabama women's golf team shot a 4-under-par round of 284 in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Championships.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:19 PM EDT2013-05-23 02:19:06 GMT
A newly released rifle is getting lots of attention in the tech world. The rifle from Trackingpoint can essentially put a hunt on 'cruise control'. It uses a ballistics computer to calculate factorsMore >>
A new high tech rifle could all but guarantee a successful hunt. But does it take the skill out of the kill?More >>