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Live Updates: The Supreme Court Upholds a Key Part of the Affordable Care Act

The President delivers a statement after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act.

Today, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a critical part of the Affordable Care Act, historic health care reform that the President signed into law five years ago. Now, millions of Americans who got covered in health insurance marketplaces can stay covered, no matter where they live. 

The President made the following statement from the Rose Garden following the decision:


"Today is a victory for hardworking Americans all across this country whose lives will continue to become more secure in a changing economy because of this law." —President Obama on today's Supreme Court ruling upholding a critical part of the Affordable Care Act: #ACAWorks

Posted by The White House on Thursday, June 25, 2015

You can read the Supreme Court’s ruling here.

When President Obama heard the news: 

Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza provides an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the moment President Obama heard the news. Check it out on Medium

President Obama Hears the News on the Affordable Care Act Supreme Court

President Barack Obama celebrates the Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies, with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough in the Outer Oval Office. June 25, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President and Vice President Walk Out After Affordable Care Act Decision

President Barack Obama talks with Vice President Joe Biden in the Outer Oval Office. June 25, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Pete Souza also captured this...coincidence?

Coincidence? At 10:10:26 according to my camera time, the President was informed of today's Supreme Court ruling on ACA. The clock in the Oval Office stopped working at about the same time.

President Obama took to Twitter to lay out exaclty what this victory means for the American people. Check out his tweets: 

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi -- who helped pass the Affordable Care Act as Speaker of the House in 2010 -- had this to say about today's decision: 

“Today, for the second time, the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act.

This is a victory for common sense and for all American families. It is long past time for Republicans to abandon their assault on the newfound health security that the Affordable Care Act is providing millions and millions of Americans across the country.

The Court’s decision ensures that all eligible Americans, regardless of their home states, have the access to premium tax credits to afford life-saving health care.

American workers and middle-class families will continue to enjoy the benefits of quality, accessible health care and dependable, affordable health coverage.”

Senate Minority Leader -- who helped pass the Affordable Care Act as Senate Majority Leader in 2010 -- said: 

Want to know what this decision means for you? Take a look at this checklist to find out -- then share it with others who want to know too: