Cheers, Jeers Outside Court After Health Care News

Jun 28, 2012
Originally published on June 28, 2012 6:32 pm



From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.


And I'm Melissa Block. The Supreme Court decision today to uphold the president's health care overhaul law drew strong reaction around the country, including right outside the court where a small sea of supporters and opponents had gathered.


UNIDENTIFIED GROUP: (Unintelligible) Obamacare. (Unintelligible) Obamacare.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #1: We must repeal this entire law and turn it back to the free market (unintelligible).

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: We don't want more taxes. We don't want the federal government to tell us what we want, what to do. We want less government and that's what we're going to be fighting for through November and beyond.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: I'm not crazy about the law. I don't like the reliance on private health insurers. I would like to see a single-payer system.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #2: This is great. I'm covered under Obamacare until I'm 26 under my parents. They said Obama didn't do anything. This shows that he did.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #3: Forcing people to purchase health care, I think, is something that oversteps. It shocks me that it could be ruled constitutional.

BLOCK: We heard there from Kathy Phillips(ph) of St. Louis and before her, Charquinta McCray(ph) of Newport News, Virginia, Eric Robison(ph) of Spokane, Washington, and Ryan Hecker(ph) of Texas outside the Supreme Court today. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.