Presidential Hopefuls React to Obamacare Ruling on Twitter

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act rally before the Supreme Court upheld the law at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 25. Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court handed a major victory to President Barack Obama on Thursday by upholding the nationwide availability of tax subsidies crucial to the implementation of his signature healthcare law.

Obama heralded the victory in the Rose Garden on Thursday. Meanwhile, politicians and other Americans have shared their support—or disappointment—about the decision publicly on Twitter.

A great day! Add your name if you agree: Affordable health care is a basic human right →

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 25, 2015

At least 6.4 million people can exhale. Hearty congrats to @POTUS. #ACA is finally here to stay! Time now to build on what we’ve done.

— Thomas A. Daschle (@TomDaschle) June 25, 2015

Despite the Court’s decision, ObamaCare is still a bad law that is having a negative impact on our country and on millions of Americans.

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 25, 2015

Americans deserve better than what we’re getting with Obamacare. It’s time we repealed and replaced it!

— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) June 25, 2015

Sadly, #SCOTUS has again stretched to save #Obamacare making plain the need to repeal & replace with a patient-centric market based plan.

— George E. Pataki (@GovernorPataki) June 25, 2015

#ObamaCare ruling is judicial tyranny.

— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 25, 2015

It is outrageous that the Supreme Court once again rewrote ObamaCare to save this deeply flawed law

— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) June 25, 2015

Obamacare is the law of the nation. Republicans should stop wasting the time of the American people by trying to repeal it. Let's move on.

— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) June 25, 2015

While the Supreme Court's #KingvBurwell ruling is disappointing, our fight for health care that puts #PatientsFirst is not over.

— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) June 25, 2015

This decision turns both the rule of law and common sense on its head. #KingvBurwell

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 25, 2015

Today Democrats, and my guess is Republicans, are breathing one gigantic sigh of relief thanks to the 6-3 #SCOTUS ruling on #KingvBurwell.

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 25, 2015

Today's #SCOTUScare ruling means Republicans must redouble their efforts to repeal and replace this destructive & costly law. -SKW

— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) June 25, 2015

Repeal of Obamacare and replacement with limited-government alternative in 2017 will be one of modern conservatism's finest hours.

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) June 25, 2015

Today’s ruling won’t change #Obamacare’s multitude of #brokenpromises. #KingvBurwell

— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) June 25, 2015

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