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Decision Day: How It’s Playing On Twitter

//’re watching Twitter so you don’t have to. We will update this page throughout the day with the most interesting and provocative reactions from social media.

6:25 p.m. update:

VIDEO: #SCOTUS confirms what I have consistently said, #Obamacare is a #TaxHike and we need #FullRepeal #idpol…

— Senator Mike Crapo (@MikeCrapo) June 28, 2012

Why Roberts did it: he concocts a flimsy finesse that reins in congressional power but lets Obamacare stand.…

— Charles Krauthammer (@krauthammer) June 28, 2012

Intrade still reporting a 4.4 percent chance #scotus will strike the mandate before the end of the year.

— Jennifer Haberkorn (@jenhab) June 28, 2012

5:45 p.m. update:

The most important part of today’s #SCOTUS ruling that you still haven’t heard about

— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) June 28, 2012

According to CBO, more than 75% of individual mandate tax increase will fall on those families making less than $250k.

— Senator John Thune (@SenJohnThune) June 28, 2012

Missouri House Budget Chairman Silvey says state will NOT expand Medicaid under health law.

— Phil Galewitz (@philgalewitz) June 28, 2012

Fascinating on how ruling came together: Was the Obamacare Dissent Originally the Majority Opinion?… via @motherjones

— Charles Ornstein (@charlesornstein) June 28, 2012

In Russia @SecClinton says its great to think abt what this means for millions & millions whove benefited frm #Affordable Care Act #HCMSNC

— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) June 28, 2012

Ken Cuccinelli counted to 10, walked around the block and decided that the health care ruling isn’t so bad after all.

— Sara Libby (@SaraLibby) June 28, 2012

Former Michigan GOP spokesman asks if “armed rebellion” is needed over Supreme Court ruling:

— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) June 28, 2012

4:00 p.m. update:

Time for #FullRepeal. Go to our new website

— Reince Priebus (@Reince) June 28, 2012

Healthcare ruling isn’t all bad news for conservatives: #Romney is raking in

— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 28, 2012

Well that was fast. Super PAC already has ad cataloguing Romney supporting individual mandates:… pegged to #SCOTUS

— Nate Rawlings (@naterawlings) June 28, 2012

3:45 p.m. update:

Mary, a widow & mom of 4 was denied coverage for “pre-existing conditions.” #ACA helped her get the care she needs:

— Martin O’Malley (@GovernorOMalley) June 28, 2012

Sen. Sanders delivers a brief video message about today’s Supreme Court ruling: #SCOTUS #ACA #Vermont

— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) June 28, 2012

Earlier I spoke to @wolfblitzercnn about #SCOTUS decision and how justices rewrote #Obamacare. #tcot

— MicheleBachmann (@MicheleBachmann) June 28, 2012

I will continue to fight for repeal of Obamacare and its job-destroying taxes and deficit-spending #masen

— Scott P. Brown(@ScottBrownMA) June 28, 2012

3:10 p.m. update:

The ‘Broccoli Horrible’: Obama Loses The Broccoli Battle, But Wins The War

— Dan Froomkin (@froomkin) June 28, 2012

Thoughts on this? –> Via @weisul: Why Affordable Care Act will be a boon to entrepreneurship

— AARP Money/Work (@AARPMoney) June 28, 2012

Supreme Court #ACA Decision: Implications for #MedSchools and Academic Medical Centers via @EinsteinMed MT #SCOTUS

— AAMC (@AAMCtoday) June 28, 2012

2:35 p.m. update:

Chief Justice John Roberts’s image will forever be shaped by his decision to uphold #Obamacare

— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 28, 2012

John Roberts is clearly playing the game of decades, not short-term politics: #SCOTUS #ACA #legacies

— Slate (@Slate) June 28, 2012

With #Obamacare ruling, I feel like I just lost two great friends: America and Justice Roberts.

— Jack Kingston (@JackKingston) June 28, 2012

1:35 p.m. update:

So what does TX do with Medicaid expansion — implement or forgo?

— Emily Ramshaw (@eramshaw) June 28, 2012

With Health Reform Constitutional, What Happens in TX? via @TexasTribune

— Texas Medical Assoc. (@texmed) June 28, 2012

Medicaid expansion in 26 states that opposed Obamacare would cover 8.5 million people. Will the states now say no?…

— Charles Ornstein (@charlesornstein) June 28, 2012

This is really important: The Court rules that states can decide whether to join the Medicaid expansion.

— Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) June 28, 2012

… With feds picking up 90% of Medicaid expansion, it’s a sweetheart deal. States that turn it down will get earful from hospitals. …

— Jonathan Cohn (@CitizenCohn) June 28, 2012

Mystery after the health care ruling: Which states will refuse Medicaid expansion?

— ProPublica (@ProPublica) June 28, 2012

Additional financial burden placed onto state budgets from #Obamacare‘s Medicaid expansion: $118 billion #FullRepeal

— Energy and Commerce (@HouseCommerce) June 28, 2012

If GOP doesn’t repeal the whole thing in 2013, SCOTUS Medicaid ruling seems to lay the groundwork for federalization of the program.

— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) June 28, 2012

1:10 p.m. update:

I’m pleased to see #SCOTUS put the rule of law ahead of partisanship and ruled that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional #ACA

— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) June 28, 2012

Numbers to consider: $1.06b was spent on health care lobbying while $262m was spent on health care advertising

— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) June 28, 2012

Health care ruling may prompt re-examination of Justice John Robert’s #SCOTUS legacy

— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 28, 2012

Health insurance stocks down 2-3% on SCOTUS ruling.

— Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) June 28, 2012

1:05 p.m. update:

We need a health care system of, for, and by the people, not government or special interests

— Jim DeMint (@JimDeMint) June 28, 2012

DeMint, who backed Romney and his health care plan in 07, is responding at the Heritage Foundation, which endorsed the mandate in 1989.

— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) June 28, 2012

12:45 p.m. update:

#FullRepeal: Stopping ObamaCare Is Now Up To The American People-

— RNC (@GOP) June 28, 2012

The House will vote to fully repeal Obamacare on July 11.

— Eric Cantor (@EricCantor) June 28, 2012

Obama lied to the American people. Again. He said it wasn’t a tax. Obama lies; freedom dies.

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) June 28, 2012

11:08 a.m. update: Interest group reactions are coming in.

APHA ‘overjoyed’ by #SCOTUS ruling, says court ‘did the right thing’ by upholding #ACA. Statement:

— APHA (@PublicHealth) June 28, 2012

Now that #thelink has been upheld, time to turn attention to affordability

— AHIPCoverage (@AHIPCoverage) June 28, 2012

#AMA: Supreme Court decision protects much-needed health insurance coverage for millions of Americans.

— AMA (@AmerMedicalAssn) June 28, 2012

Today’s historic decision lifts a heavy burden from millions of Americans who need access to health coverage

— AHA (@ahahospitals) June 28, 2012

11:05 a.m. update

Sen. McConnell: “The Supreme Court has spoken. This law is a tax. The bill was sold to the American people on a deception”

— Sen. McConnell Press (@McConnellPress) June 28, 2012

11:00 a.m. update

Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court underscores the urgency of #fullrepeal of #ObamaCare #4jobs

— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) June 28, 2012

Roberts, in the majority opinion: “Simply put, Congress may tax and spend.”

— POLITICO (@politico) June 28, 2012

Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Alito and Thomas were the minority on the court dissenting from the majority opinion.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 28, 2012

Here’s the full #SCOTUS ruling:

— Kaiser Health News (@KFFHealthNews) June 28, 2012

10:30 a.m. update

#SCOTUS upholds #Obamacare because it is a #taxincrease. I thought @barackobama said it wasnt a #tax? #sayfie #tcot

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 28, 2012

Romney team on #SCOTUS ruling: We’re not worried

— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 28, 2012

Victory for the American people! Millions of American families and children will have certainty of health care benefits + affordable care.

— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) June 28, 2012

The fight for #FullRepeal begins NOW. The way to get rid of #Obamacare is to defeat Obama in November.

— RNC (@GOP) June 28, 2012

8:30 a.m. update

Here we go. 4 more web servers. 5 bloggers. 2 tech teams. $25k for 20 mins. #SCOTUS #ACA #teamlyle

— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 27, 2012

In UK, Supreme Court livecasts decisions. In US, even Obama must bizarrely rely on unaffiliated live blog:

— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) June 28, 2012

6:00 a.m.: Nothing to do now but wait, and maybe have a little fun with the ‪#otherSCOTUSpredictions‬ hashtag.

You can put Baby in a corner. #otherSCOTUSpredictions

— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) June 28, 2012

Kennedy calls in sick, court splits 4-4, decision goes to penalty kicks #otherSCOTUSpredictions

— Joshua Green (@JoshuaGreen) June 28, 2012

9-0 SCOTUS holds that “Call Me Maybe” is ridiculously catchy #otherSCOTUSpredictions

— Sunny (@sunnyright) June 28, 2012

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