On Thursday morning ABC News aired a special report anchored by Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos to report that the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. “Nightline” co-anchor Terry Moran, who covers the Supreme Court, summed up the decision by saying “what they did… is fix the health care law constitutionally. The Chief Justice, joining the liberals of the court, said Congress cannot force people as a command to purchased health care, but it can tax people differently… essentially they said you didn’t do it right, but there’s a way that we can fix it – so they upheld the Obamacare legislation.”
Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos also talked to ABC’s senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper, senior political correspondent Jon Karl, and David Muir who covers the Romney campaign during the special report. ABC senior medical contributor Dr. Tim Johnson and Dr. Jennifer Ashton provided reaction on how this ruling affects American’s access to health care.
Watch the ABC News Special Report:
ABC News had team-coverage throughout the day providing in-depth reporting about what the decision means for the modern American family throughout the day on ABCNews.com and began live-blogging at 6:00 am/ET. Check out the live-blog here for all of the latest reporting.
Supreme Court Stunner: Terry Moran discusses Chief Justice John Roberts’ impact on the ruling. Watch:
A White House Win: Jake Tapper reports on what the ruling means for the Obama administration. Watch:
Capitol Hill’s Next Steps: Jon Karl on how the Supreme Court’s decision will play out in the House, Senate. Watch:
An Issue of Cost: Dr. Timothy Johnson on what the Supreme Court’s decision could mean for you.
ABC News aired a second Special Report when President Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney responded to the ruling. Watch it here.
Coverage continues on the ABC Television Network Thursday evening with special editions of “World News with Diane Sawyer” at 6:30 pm/ET and “Nightline,” America’s #1 show in late-night, at 11:35 pm/ET.