Mississippi PEP Timeline: SCOTUS Obamacare ruling-A look at the past 24-hours.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 28th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

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Filed Under: Budget, Chris McDaniel, Entitlements, Federal Government, Gregg Harper, Insurance, Medicaid, Mississippi, MS State Government, Obamacare, Politics, Republican, Spending, Taxes

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The past 24 hours have been, to borrow a phrase, “fast and furious”. The past 4 have been intense. It’s understandable that you may have missed a post or two about the Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare, and the reactions that have followed.

We’ll keep posting reactions as they come in. In the meantime, here is a brief timeline of what you may have missed:

June 27, 4:27PM: Senator Chris McDaniel talks to Mississippi PEP about Obamacare and what he expects from the Supreme Court

Senator McDaniel joined Keith Plunkett for this interview to discuss the basics behind the challenge and what he was expecting from the ruling. He also talks about the affects the law would have on Mississippi’s budget.

June 28, 7:40AM: Obamacare: A few quick thoughts before the SCOTUS decision

Keith Plunkett discusses the importance of the ruling just hours before the decision.

June 28, 9:09AM: Breaking: ACA upheld! SCOTUS rules Obamacare’s individual mandate survives as a tax.

News of the initial ruling regarding the individual mandate.

June 28, 9:26AM: Medicaid Expansion: SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare

The court rules that states have the right to opt out of expansion of eligibility of Medicaid without penalty.

June 28, 9:42AM: SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare in plain English.

The title says it all: the ruling in a nutshell.

June 28, 9:53AM: SCOTUS on Obamacare: The full opinion.

Links to the official full opinion from the Supreme Court.

June 28, 1:22PM: Mississippi PEP Reader: Doesn’t the SCOTUS definition of the individual mandate as a “tax” invalidate the whole of ObamaCare?

A reader questions if the definition of the individual mandate as a tax invalidate the entire law based on Article 1, Section 7 of the Constitution.

June 28, Beginning at 10:34AM: Reactions from Mississippi.

Forest Thigpen of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Senator Roger Wicker

Congressman Steven Palazzo

Congressman Gregg Harper

Mississippi Speaker Philip Gunn

Mississippi Senator Michael Watson

Governor Phil Bryant

We’ll be adding more reactions and statements as they become available.