President Obama Praises Supreme Court Health Care Ruling; Celebrities Tweet Reactions

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After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Obamacare on Thursday, the President who fought and sacrificed for the controversial law praised the 5-4 ruling.

While the court placed limitations on Congress' power to regulate commerce and the U.S. government's ability to restrict state funds, the law stood.

The survival of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) - pejoratively or affectionately called Obamacare - signaled a major victory for Barack Obama.

"Today's decision was a victory for people all over this country whose lives are more secure because of this law," Obama said in a televised statement.

"I know the debate over this law has been divisive," he added. "It should be pretty clear that I didn't do this because it was good politics."

"I did it because I believe it is good for the country."

Obama encouraged on his Twitter account for Americans to share what the Supreme Court ruling means to them and some celebrities did just that.

Here's a sampling of some stars' reactions ...

Jason Alexander: "I applaud the Supreme Court and congratulate the President today. The bill isn't perfect, we can fix it, but it's the right direction."

Piers Morgan: "Must be a lot of people watching Obama's SCOTUS speech just now, thinking: 'That's why we voted for him.'"

Bette Midler: "Obama Health Care passes! The wing nuts must be boiling!"

Deepak Chopra: "I will be honored to be taxed for compassionate health care."

Sophia Bush: "I am so grateful for the Supreme Court, and I heart Barack Obama so much right now. He cares about us, the average citizens of this country, more than he cares about pleasing all the scared-to-change people in power. That's heroic, admirable, and exactly what we need. F--k yes Mr. President, you are a unicorn." - on a photo of Obama on a unicorn Bush posted.

Holly Robinson Peete: "I run a non profit and talk to real people every day all day. Families cannot afford healthcare."

Seth MacFarlane: "We gotta stop that tycoon from turning our park into a shopping mall."

John Legend: "Supreme Court has me in a good mood right now. America getting closer to universal access to affordable health care. It's about time."

Christina Applegate: "Um, for those who want to move to Canada because of ObamaCare, you may want to look up Canada healthcare on Wikipedia. Just saying'."

Jessica Stroup: "Hey Barack Obama this song's for you now playing My Hero by Foo Fighters."

Star Jones: "I'm waiting for read the actual SCOTUS healthcare ruling…and try to make it 'user friendly' for most of us."

MC Hammer: "Strategy: Positioning this as a threat to lower income majority won't gain any new voters, that card has already been played."

Waka Flocka: "ObamaCare!… just when they started to doubt my man."

Michael Moore: "It's not 'Obamacare' - it's Obama Cares."

Wanda Sykes: "Drama at CNN. I would love to be a fly on Wolf Blizter's beard."


I was hoping to catch Wyatt,CEO, of top major company.You have been on mind.You are intriguing.My companys name is Bakers.


@Yes! Don't think it's worth giving her the benefit of the doubt. It's obvious what her underlying intentions were! Good rule of thumb: When engaged by liberal trolls? Merely side step the verbal barrage and move on to more credible debate and discourse.


Yes we can see thru it and it is good them to be left with only a twig of that tree they started with before conversations end. You are right though! I'm sure it all made sense to her in the beginning?


@Jill I've been reading your continual commentary here. Bottom line: You are a liberal troll trying to make an argument to vote for Obama. Surely others see thru you! You love to engage conservatives just to perpetuate the fight! Wyatt, RA and All Saints: Hope you're smart enough to see through this liberal woman's troll tactics. A Republican Jill???? Hardly!


Yes- they can't put a muzzle on " THE TRUTH" so they use my name! That's the only defense they have. Yes it's come to this! You see how weak they are! They are like a rapper! Can't write their own music so they spin someone else's.


Wyatt you're everywhere.....but it isn't you. No die hard Republican would say the shit posted on other sites. Childish to post as someone else because you disagree with their views. Someone is doing it with 2 other names that are in use. GROW UP!


O-care,ssi,medicare is for folks who work their entire life and still need are both monsters to vote against o-care.


Jill and wyatt u r both full of are millionaires and crying over a tax.what bout those families makin who cant eat three meals you are selfish folks.


Wyatt I agree.It is not Mitt who concerns me,its the Republican congress.They have lack ability in leadership and do not execute a thing.


Its not fair they should still be insured.They paid several years for coverage they never used.And a young lady died from liver failure after the ins dropped her.

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