Supporters of the Affordable Care Act celebrate as the opinion for health care is reported outside of the Supreme Court. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
If you stood outside of the Capitol’s East Front just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday, you could hear cheers emanating from across the street.
“A-C-A is here to stay!” chanted the crowd outside the Supreme Court, applauding the high court’s 6-3 ruling in King v. Burwell to uphold health insurance subsidies for federally run exchanges, a key component of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Minutes before in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, staff began muttering behind the dais at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing as news broke that the Supreme Court had issued its decision. Full story