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Decision Day: How It’s Playing On Twitter

We’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 youtube.com/watch?v=s-WnFC…

— 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. washingtonpost.com/opinions/charl…

— 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. bit.ly/NiO9r3

— 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 theatln.tc/MEb8tW

— 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. bit.ly/OzHTwD

— 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? motherjones.com/mojo/2012/06/w… 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. wapo.st/NHdqI6

— Sara Libby (@SaraLibby) June 28, 2012

Former Michigan GOP spokesman asks if “armed rebellion” is needed over Supreme Court ruling: tpm.ly/Qu6txi

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

4:00 p.m. update:

Time for #FullRepeal. Go to our new website PeoplevObamacare.com

— Reince Priebus (@Reince) June 28, 2012

Healthcare ruling isn’t all bad news for conservatives: #Romney is raking in moneythebea.st/LjjaYW

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

Well that was fast. Super PAC already has ad cataloguing Romney supporting individual mandates: youtube.com/watch?feature=… 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: bit.ly/LwMAB8

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

Sen. Sanders delivers a brief video message about today’s Supreme Court ruling: youtu.be/AKuZAd9v9Gc #SCOTUS #ACA #Vermont

— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) June 28, 2012

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

— MicheleBachmann (@MicheleBachmann) June 28, 2012

I will continue to fight for repeal of Obamacare and its job-destroying taxes and deficit-spending bit.ly/LS3T0y #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 huff.to/LTECVs

— Dan Froomkin (@froomkin) June 28, 2012

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

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

Supreme Court #ACA Decision: Implications for #MedSchools and Academic Medical Centers ow.ly/bTxPC 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 thebea.st/ODGJl3

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

John Roberts is clearly playing the game of decades, not short-term politics: slate.me/Lj6d1o #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? trib.it/MUh6Y5 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? propublica.org/article/myster…

— Charles Ornstein (@charlesornstein) June 28, 2012

This is really important: The Court rules that states can decide whether to join the Medicaid expansion. bit.ly/ODcN8L

— 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?propub.ca/LiZ55c

— ProPublica (@ProPublica) June 28, 2012

Additional financial burden placed onto state budgets from #Obamacare‘s Medicaid expansion: $118 billion 1.usa.gov/KFsNQl #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 huff.to/LTqDz2

— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) June 28, 2012

Health care ruling may prompt re-examination of Justice John Robert’s #SCOTUS legacy nyti.ms/LDHhUX

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

Health insurance stocks down 2-3% on SCOTUS ruling. bit.ly/MBhL1y

— 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 bit.ly/KFOlfB

— 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- bit.ly/LFLauD

— 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: goo.gl/p05YJ

— APHA (@PublicHealth) June 28, 2012

Now that #thelink has been upheld, time to turn attention to affordability ow.ly/bT6vG

— AHIPCoverage (@AHIPCoverage) June 28, 2012

#AMA: Supreme Court decision protects much-needed health insurance coverage for millions of Americans. goo.gl/e2MZQ

— AMA (@AmerMedicalAssn) June 28, 2012

Today’s historic decision lifts a heavy burden from millions of Americans who need access to health coverage bit.ly/Msr1XX

— 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 j.mp/LFJTni #4jobs

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

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

— 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: khne.ws/N0o3ZA

— Kaiser Health News (@KHNews) 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 wapo.st/LiFH8i

— 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: onforb.es/QpZ8ik

— 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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