“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