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."


As I said- we are all aware of the problems of this country. We are all aware that humans need attention. We are all aware of the fact that we are tired of politicians lying to use and not dealing with the problem. I do care what OBAMAS promises are- same goes for Romney. If you think that Obama is the savor you are mistaken. If you think Romney will not put a healthcare program in place you are also mistaken. I also work in a large company. Had a CEO- called back 2 times over 10 years to get this back on track. He came in both times and went to work. Top 5 companies in America we are. He took control. This is the type Romney is. I am more certain of Romney than any in 30 years.


Jill- there is not a lot right in this world. A guy gets later off from his job after 20 years. A plane flys into a skyscraper and kills 5000 people. This week- 4 small boys in Colorado, both of the parents died within a year and a half- living with the grandmother and 2 days ago the house burned down. The list is never ending. The constitution.... THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS- meaning you are free to pursue it! Is it the name OBAMA that is the title that is so important to you? LIFE IS NOT FAIR!


@Wyatt,our company employees over 7000people and i have heard horrific stories concerning ins companies.


I do not care what promises Obama made.I didnt vote for him.I want some titles in his Obamacare to stay law.


And if you have a HMO right now Americans have be reviewed, wait on approval so whats the difference,wow obamacare your assured coverage.


I bet Americans would prefer their child to be receiving care while on waiting list then to be dropped completely with no provider.


My God you have short term memory. He also said he would never tax to do this and now it's a TAX- JILL! You are trying to convince me that a liar like Obama with an open ended ""HEALTHCARE TAX" program - that's it' is legit? Don't you get it- INFLATION , MEDICAL COST- your taxes will continue to go up....... FOREVER! I DON'T WANT MY KID - to be put on a waiting list - his file reveiwed by a board of accountants to decide if he needs surgery! My GOD- will you believe anything? Vote for OBAMA and be done with it! I'm out!


To be frank our companies profit ebt over 45million annually and i dont mind paying more taxes as long as some Obamacare titles remain law.


You are a person who wants to be assured an awful lot. Can you imagine what it would take to get a program like this off the ground. Insurance, doctors, hospitals - get them going in the same direction all at once. I AM NOT CONCERENED WITH HEALTH CARE! It is down- far down on the pecking order. I WILL SAY THIS ONLY ONCE MORE. This Country has got to go to work. You can't eat healthcare, you can't drive it or sleep with it. You are wasting your time with me on this topic. As far as Mitt? Seems like he is making sense to me.


From my perspective Obama has done what presidents have been trying for two decades pass healthcare reform.Thats a do-er along with few other bills.

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