CINCINNATI -- The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul looms with broad impacts for Ohio, helping decide whether its many uninsured residents will be assured of coverage.
The decision was expected Thursday. There are varying potential results, depending on the ruling.
Ohio has some 1.5 million uninsured people, or about 14 percent of the population.
The ruling is expected to play into the political debate in the presidential battleground state.
Ohio's Republican attorney general is part of state legal challenges to the legislation.
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio has pledged to try to repeal changes if the court doesn't.
Ohioans last year heavily approved a ballot issue against mandated coverage.
Republicans likely will keep pushing it as an issue for this year's elections.
By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press
The Associated Press