President Obama passed a health care reform bill two years ago and although much of the bill won’t go into full effect until 2014, opponents of the plan are trying hard to stop the law beforehand claiming it’s unconstitutional. The law was since taken to the United States Supreme Court, which is hearing proceedings on both sides in order to make a final decision.
Since most people cannot attend the hearing but want to hear about the court proceedings of what’s going on, they can go on social media websites such as Twitter to get updates on the argument. As of early Tuesday afternoon, many including various everyday individuals were quick to share their opinions on the current hearings and why they don’t think the law will be upheld. Here are some various tweets against the health care reform below:
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Argument is done. Gov’t has a shot at Kennedy, Alito, and Roberts. But no clear fifth vote. All commerce, no tax power- SCOTUSblog
Would love to tweet you some zingers delivered from the pro-Obamacare side. There weren’t any- Adam Serwer
I haven’t been this excited to listen to an audiotape since I got “Abbey Road” as my first 8-track- John Podhoretz
I wonder if any of the justices read Twitter so they will know how to rule- John Ralston
Proponents of the health care plan also had a lot of things to say:
Lots of accounts from Supreme Court today that health care reform law may be in trouble. If so, we’re all in trouble- Nicholas Kristof
While the Supreme Court is deciding the fate of 50 million uninsured Americans, Mitt Romney is preparing a home w elevators for his cars- DC Debbie
There is no denying that health care is a hot topic and it seems like everyone has an opinion about it, even if they have done minimal research on the bill itself. Both parties have very strong opinions on this topic because modern health care is something that affects us all in one way or another. In all reality, the Supreme Court hearing is probably going to take a little while longer for everyone to come with a decision that they can agree on.