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For multi-billion dollar health care systems like Sanford and Avera, better more affordable health care was the direction they were heading.

"Avera recognizes that the law upheld was not perfect. We have certainly had our concerns with parts that are not. We are happy it provides insurance coverage for anyone," Avera VP of Public Policy Deb Fischer-Clemens said.

That seems to be the message, the individual mandate upheld shines new light on those who never had insurance as an option. That also holds true for health care at Sanford.

"It's good for people to get the health care they need when they need it. The idea is when you look at populations, you have people with chronic conditions. If you could have intervened earlier, you could have stopped it. If you can, it saves costs," Sanford Public Policy VP Cindy Morrison said.

The ruling assures Americans things like access to better, more preventative care. omen are eligible for free mammograms. It also forces insurers to cover people who get sick unexpectedly.

"People are concerned about costs which is also a two-sided equation because you have the cost of the law or the cost of doing nothing. At the end of the day, moving forward and doing nothing is not an option,we e need to do something," Morrison said.

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