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Live Stream || Obama Statement on Obamacare Ruling

President Obama enter to Rose Garden at 11:30 am ET to perform a victory dance following this morning’s Supreme Court ruling on the Obamacare law. I will live stream it here.

UPDATE: The event has concluded.

38 Responses to Live Stream || Obama Statement on Obamacare Ruling

  1. No matter what MrObama has to say, no matter what the Dems tell us about Obamacare, it doesn’t provide health care for those who need it.
    Obamacare, and the subsidies, enable private businesses in the health provider field to continue to raise their fees, their prices, and force all of us to keep their bottom line profitable.

  2. The Court did say it the law was badly written – who is taking responsibility for messing that the drafting and missing it during the review?

  3. I didn’t watch it, but here are some excerpts from the WSJ’s live blog:

    Obama: Today is a victory for hard-working Americans.

    At the White House, President Barack Obama declared, “The Affordable Care Act Is Here To Stay.”

    He said the law was working as planned and that expected nightmare scenarios hadn’t taken place.

    “This law has worked and it’s going to keep doing just that,” said President Barack Obama about the Affordable Care Act.

    ‘GOOD DAY’: “This was a good day for America,” Mr. Obama said. “Let’s get back to work.”

    With that, the president smiled broadly at Vice President Joe Biden and walked back into the White House to a round of applause.

  4. Obama was more subdued than I would have expected.

    What I did notice at the end, however, was how tenderly he was treating Joe Biden as they walked out together. He seems to be genuinely concerned about Joe, and it shows. Could be the reason he kept his victory speech short and not too celebratory. Losing a son (or daughter) at such a young age is the worst thing that can happen to anyone…the grieving never ends.
    Anyway, it’s nice to see Obama lending emotional support.

  5. Shrillary’s tweet:

    Hillary Clinton ✔@HillaryClinton
    Yes! SCOTUS affirms what we know is true in our hearts & under the law: Health insurance should be affordable & available to all. -H
    10:37 AM – 25 Jun 2015


    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released a longer statement on the court’s ruling, criticizing Republicans in Congress for waging a “sustained attack” against universal health care. “Now that the Supreme Court has once again re-affirmed the ACA as the law of the land, it’s time for the Republican attacks to end,” she said. “It’s time to move on.”

    • Yes! SCOTUS affirms what we know is true in our hearts & under the law: Health insurance should be affordable & available to all.

      Now if we could just have a law that makes that happen…

  6. More from the WSJ:

    COURT ‘INTIMIDATED’: The Cato Institute’s Michael Cannon, a longtime proponent of the idea that many states weren’t eligible for subsidies under the law, issued this statement.

    “Today the Supreme Court allowed itself to be intimidated. Afraid that ObamaCare as written would throw the sickest patients out of their health plans a second time, the Court rewrote ObamaCare to save it—again. In doing so, the Court has sent a dangerous message to future administrations: If you are going to violate the law, make sure you go big.”

  7. SCENE INSIDE THE COURTROOM: A few smiles broke out across the room as people realized the court was heading toward upholding the subsidies, but the chief justice remained impassive while he read. Justices Kagan and Sotomayor, who had joined the majority opinion, gazed out on the courtroom but showed no emotion.

    After Chief Justice Roberts finished reading, Justice Scalia read a blistering dissent, drawing giggles when he suggested the law should be dubbed “SCOTUScare” because of the court’s efforts to save it.
    Chief Justice Roberts didn’t crack a smile.

    At the end, Justice Scalia concluded: “I respectfully dissent.” At that point, the chief justice quickly looked at him and seemed to shrug his shoulders. The justices then quickly rose and left.

  8. PROMINENT FISCAL CONSERVATIVE GROUP REACTION: David McIntosh, president of the Club for Growth, called the court’s decision “nothing less than a crushing blow to average Americans.”
    He called on Congress to use a contentious procedure called budget reconciliation to repeal the health law.

    “The Supreme Court has validated a wealth distribution scheme that will continue to drive up the price of coverage, pushing it toward unaffordability for working Americans,” he said. “So long as Obamacare’s mandates and relentless regulations are left in place, there is no good outcome.”

  9. FIORINA: RULING ‘OUTRAGEOUS’: Former Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive officer and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina writes on her Facebook page:

    “It is outrageous that the Supreme Court once again rewrote ObamaCare to save this deeply flawed law despite the plain text and in the face of overwhelming evidence that the law is not working for the majority of Americans.”

  10. “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them,” Chief Justice Roberts wrote in a 21-page opinion.

    Writing for the dissenters, Justice Scalia said the court was twisting its usual rules of how to interpret statutes for the sake of saving the health-care law. The Supreme Court, he criticized, “favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.”

  11. The thugs from Chicago have either threatened Roberts’ family in some way or they actually do have video of Roberts screwing a pooch. There simply is no other explanation.

  12. The gay marriage ruling to come will be more important.
    There is a possibility that our First Amendment rights will be attacked pertaining to religious freedoms.

    • On that note, I read this last night:

      It’s not just about gay marriage, which is already allowed in many states. With a Supreme Court decision in their favor, the Court will be creating a new constructional right, and it will work to trump our Constitutional rights of freedom of religion and freedom of speech.

      Little by little, we are witnessing the country as we know it, as it has been created by our founders, dwindle away. And over the next eighteen months, the transformation will increase in speed and severity.

      The United States of America….well, it was nice while it lasted.

      Barack Hussein Obama = the worst thing to ever happen to this country.

    • Speaking of the First Amendment being attacked…follow these dots—

      There is a proposal in the EU Commission (on which Obama’s trade proposals are based) that any public criticism of EU policies, including gay rights rulings, will be classified as “hate speech”, and therefore banned. So, it’s not an insane leap that Obama’s trade policy will include the same anti-free speech element. Just saying.

      • Cloward and Piven married to Saul Alinsky with a regime that hates this Country and is determined to take Her down on the world stage.

        A congress that is afraid of it’s shadow, and a supreme court that is nothing more than a lap dog to a skinny charlatan that can wage war on them or their families if they do not comply with his wishes.

        Nobody is fooling any of us.

        They smirk when we question them.
        They dance when asked questions that can be considered ‘politically detrimental to their career’.

        Conniving nefarious liars, all of them.

        It is a shame that honest people are forced to elect people that promise to do their bidding.

        It is also a shame that the honest people are consistently duped by shameless people that have sold their soul to the devil just for power and prestige.

        A shallow existence indeed.