Matt:Obama: For those who don't currently have health insurance, "this law provides an array of quality affordable private health insurance plans to choose from."
Matt:Obama: "Today the Supreme Court also upheld the principle People who can afford health insurance should take the responsibility to buy health insurance"
Matt:Obama: "The highest court in the land has now spoken. We will continue to implement this law."
Kali:Reporting on the tone in the Court room durring the announcements, Mike Sacks at Huff Po writes, "Summarizing his delicate decision from the bench, Roberts reminded his listeners that it is "not our job to save the people from the consequences of their political choices." Still, the decision appeared to do just that."
Kali:The rest of his report is here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/28/supreme-court-health-care-decision_n_1585131.html
Matt:Also discussing the courtroom as the decision was handed down: Jeff Toobin tweets, "Roberts was red-eyed and unhappy as he read.” https://twitter.com/JeffreyToobin
Matt:President Obama has finished. His last line: "Today I am as confidence as ever, that when we look back 5 years from now, or 10 years from now, or 20 years from now, we will be better off because we had the courage to pass this law and keep moving forward."
Kali:At National Review Online Johnathan Adler offers some comfort for those unhappy with the decision, "...as I understand the ruling, the opinion does very little to enlarge the federal government’s power and, in key respects, reinforced federalism limitations on federal power. "