As the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act came down Thursday morning, politicians in Illinois and across America began to release their responses. Below are some of their statements, culled from Twitter, email and phone interviews conducted by WBEZ.
Obama says the decision upholds the fundamental principle that in America — the wealthiest nation on earth — no one should fall into financial ruin because of an illness. Presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney countered that "Obamacare was bad policy yesterday; it's bad policy today."
On Thursday, Eight Forty-Eight broadcasted live as the Supreme Court's health care ruling came down. Host Tony Sarabia was joined by several economic, legal and health care experts who parsed out the confusing jargon and explained exactly what this meant for Americans -- and Illinoisians.
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