Deedee Reubens and Jody Avery have different medical conditions, and different views of the health care reform law.
MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - The Supreme Court's ruling immediately sparked an emotional debate for families on the front lines, who've been fighting both for and against the healthcare law.
Dozens of comments poured into the WZZM 13 Facebook page over the decision, and two of the commenters came forward to share their personal stories and opposing views of the law.
In Muskegon, Deedee Reubens battles asthma. In Caledonia, Jody Avery is fighting multiple sclerosis. They are two people, each with a medical condition -- and their reactions to the health care ruling couldn't be more different.
"I was extremely excited because I haven't had health care," says Jody.
"My heart sank. I can't afford the fine and can't afford the health insurance," says Deedee.
It appears a win for one is a loss for the other.
Deedee says the Affordable Care Act will force her to buy insurance she can't afford.
"I was denied Medicaid because I made $2 too much, putting me above the poverty line," says Deedee.
Without the law, Jody says no insurance company will accept her because of her pre-existing condition, and the prescriptions she needs to fight MS are too expensive.
"It could get me back on my medicine so I don't have any more damage from this disease," says Jody.
For both women, the health care debate comes down to personal freedom.
"Makes me feel they're taking away our rights," says Deedee.
"This law gives me freedom and health to fall back on," says Jody.
When the law finally takes effect in 2014, they each see their lives being very different.
"It'll be devastating for my family, completely devastating," says Deedee.
"It's a win for my whole family. They'll see me get better and get checked when I'm ill," says Jody.
Several people on our Facebook page would not take a stance on the health care reform plan because they said the law is too complicated to understand.