It is the government getting in the way of physicians and the patients.
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley
Whatever the politics, todays decision was a victory for people all over this country whose lives will be more secure because of this law and the Supreme Courts decision to uphold it.
President Barack Obama
Theres a lot of resolve amongst our colleagues, and amongst the American people, to stop a law thats hurting our economy, driving up the cost of health care and making it more difficult for employers to hire new workers.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio
We hope that the state will do the right thing to expand Medicaid, which will be in the best interest for all in South Carolina.
Sue Berkowitz, director of the Appleseed Legal Justice Center in Columbia
To our Democratic colleagues, stand by your tax increase or stand with us to Repeal and Replace Obamacare.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
Since the day this law was rammed through Congress, the American people have demanded repeal, and todays ruling doesnt make Obamacare any less dangerous to our nations health. Freedom-loving Americans are disappointed, but we cannot be discouraged.
U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.
There are common sense, free-market ideas that can improve our nations health care system in ways the bureaucratic soup in Washington cant even begin to accomplish, and those should be our way forward.
U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
I have said throughout this debate that this law is the Civil Rights Act of the 21st century. History will look kindly on this tremendous achievement.
U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.
U.S. Rep, Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C.
This is a huge day for the President and the people of this country. Americans will now have the opportunity to live a longer, healthier life with a less expensive health care system.
Dick Harpootlian, chairman of the S.C. Democratic Party
Debbie McDaniel, owner of Revente Shops