Local hospitals undergoing plans for new health care mandate

Local hospitals are kicking plans into high gear.

They say they've been preparing for months for the new federal health care mandate and Thursday the Supreme Court officially ruled the affordable health care act is legal.

Under that decision, everyone will be required to buy health insurance by 2014 or face a penalty.

CEO’s at Memorial Hospital and St. Joe Regional told ABC 57 the health insurance mandate Will put more emphasis on primary and preventative care.

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