What they said (+ Haley video)

Quotes from some notable South Carolinians, others

06/29/2012 12:00 AM

06/29/2012 1:58 AM

“It is the government getting in the way of physicians and the patients.”

– S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley

“Whatever the politics, today’s decision was a victory for people all over this country whose lives will be more secure because of this law and the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold it.”

– President Barack Obama

“There’s a lot of resolve amongst our colleagues, and amongst the American people, to stop a law that’s 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 today’s ruling doesn’t make Obamacare any less dangerous to our nation’s 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 nation’s health care system in ways the bureaucratic soup in Washington can’t 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

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