06/26/2015 06:02 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

This Is The Moment Obama Found Out About The Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

When President Barack Obama learned that the Supreme Court had rejected a major lawsuit against his signature health care law, White House photographer Pete Souza was there to capture the moment.

On Thursday, the court ruled 6-3 against invalidating subsidies for millions who live in states with federal health care exchanges, marking the second time in three years that the court has rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The ruling preserves health care for millions of individuals.

Souza shared photos of the president's reaction on Medium:


(White House photos by Pete Souza)

"Today, after more than 50 votes in Congress to repeal or weaken this law, after a presidential election based in part on preserving or repealing this law, after multiple challenges to this law in front of the Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act is here to stay," Obama said of the ruling Thursday.

Read more about the ruling here.



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