The GOP Candidates React to the Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling

“Judicial tyranny.”

Jay Mallin/Zuma Press

In a 6-3 ruling, the US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans buying insurance on the federal health care exchange can receive subsidies through the Affordable Care Act, essentially upholding one of the most critical aspects of the law. The ruling is a major blow to Republicans who have spent years trying to tear down the law, and a political win for Democrats and President Obama. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton seemed pleased:

The GOP candidates, meanwhile, took to Twitter to blast Obamacare and the Supreme Court’s ruling:

Jeb Bush:

Ted Cruz:

Marco Rubio:

Rick Perry:

Mike Huckabee:

Carly Fiorina:

Scott Walker:

And then there’s Donald Trump, talking about Miss Universe:


Mother Jones was founded as a nonprofit in 1976 because we knew corporations and the wealthy wouldn't fund the type of hard-hitting journalism we set out to do.

Today, reader support makes up about two-thirds of our budget, allows us to dig deep on stories that matter, and lets us keep our reporting free for everyone. If you value what you get from Mother Jones, please join us with a tax-deductible donation today so we can keep on doing the type of journalism 2019 demands.

We Recommend


Sign up for our newsletters

Subscribe and we'll send Mother Jones straight to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.


Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.


We have a new comment system! We are now using Coral, from Vox Media, for comments on all new articles. We'd love your feedback.