I didn't think I'd be able to merge retail and Thursday's Supreme Court decision upholding most of the Affordable Care Act. Turns out I was wrong.
The National Retail Federation said after the ruling that "as the voice of retailers of all types and sizes, we're disappointed."
The law "wrongly focuses more on penalizing employers and the private sector than reducing health costs," said Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the group. "This law will have a dramatic, negative impact on every employer and employee in the United States and further constrain job creation and economic growth."
The group plans to move full force on supporting congressional efforts to repeal the law. But it's hedging its bets, working "in good faith with regulators to smooth implementation for retailers and businesses alike," he said.
The federation represents retailers, including chain restaurants and industry partners. It says one in four jobs in the U.S. are supported by retailers.