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Obamacare Subsidies Upheld: Twitter Applauds, Condemns SCOTUS Decision

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People celebrate in front of the US Supreme Court after ruling was announced on the Affordable Care Act in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 11:38 AM

The Supreme Court’s release of its King v. Burwell decision Thursday, in which the justices voted 6-3 to uphold Obamacare subsidies, sparked strong Twitter sentiments from Americans and politicians who were either outraged or euphoric that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.

The court determined that the federal government, through the IRS, could continue to provide subsidies on health insurance plans purchased in the federal health insurance marketplace, Fox News reported.

"Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them," wrote Chief Justice John Roberts in the court’s majority opinion.

The plaintiffs brought the matter to the court after the IRS drafted a regulation to move around the Affordable Care Act provision that permitted the federal government to issue tax subsidies for plans bought only in marketplaces “established by the state.”

However, in acts of defiance, 34 states failed to establish state health-insurance marketplaces. The IRS resultantly proceeded to allot subsidies to Obamacare enrollees in the federal marketplace. Today the Supreme Court determined that the IRS may continue to issue the subsidies that make Obamacare affordable for millions of Americans, ultimately safeguarding the future of the Affordable Care Act.

"We should start calling this law SCOTUScare," Justice Antonin Scalia said in his dissent.

To Scalia’s disappointment, this is the second time the Supreme Court has kept Obamacare afloat. He said his colleagues' decision is “quite absurd, and the court's 21 pages of explanation make it no less so."

Following the Supreme Court’s announcement, Twitter exploded with reactions from key political players.

Conservatives used Twitter to lament and call for an eventual repeal:





But one tweet was not enough for the potential presidential nominee to express his dismay. He continued to tweet six times in less than 35 minutes to reassure his supporters that he will never support the Affordable Care Act.















Democrats, on the other hand, applauded the decision:






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The Supreme Court’s release of its King v. Burwell decision Thursday, in which the justices voted 6-3 to uphold Obamacare subsidies, sparked strong Twitter sentiments from Americans and politicians who were either outraged or euphoric that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.
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