Healthcare

A huge crowd awaits

A huge crowd awaits

A huge and eclectic crowd is gathered in front of the Supreme Court of the United States on the last day that the Supreme Court could rule on the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Hundreds of protesters and supporters stood out front and with signs, megaphones, cameras and flags.

There were many times more people than previous gatherings to await a decision,  on Monday and last Thursday. Also, unlike the previous protests, the group was much more diverse. Instead of being mostly anti-Obamacare protesters there were many Obamacare supporters.

Tea party groups were at the front and center, holding giant American flags and Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” flags and chanting things like, “Kill the bill!” Anti-abortion groups of a variety of religious groups also showed up and said things like, “Jesus Christ is the great physician,” and “We have to defend religious liberty.”

The Obamacare supporters held up signs that said things like “Obamacare is awesome!” and “We love RomneyCare,” which was clearly a dig at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s health care plan that he enacted as governor of Massachusetts and has some similarities to the national health care plan.

The pro-Obamacare supporters had several belly dancers parade back-and-forth in front of the Supreme Court with drums playing and they mimicked the Occupy Wall Street chant by saying “We love Obamacare” instead of “We are the ninety-nine percent.”

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