White House Photo Shows Obama's Reaction to Obamacare Ruling

Brittany M. Hughes | January 4, 2016
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The White House just released its 2015 "Year in Photographs" collection, a behind-the-scenes peek into the life of the First Family through a series of spontaneous moments caught on camera. While many of the photos are simply snippets of everyday life, one particular snapshot speaks volumes.

According to photographer Pete Souza, this three-framed photo montage shows a cheerful President Obama's candid reaction upon hearing the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of the Affordable Care Act's, or Obamacare's, federal subsidy provisions, in which the court ruled that it's legal for the federal government to use federal taxpayer dollars to subsidize health care plans in states that don't have their own Obamacare exchange.

The photo was posted to WhiteHouse.gov along with the following caption:

“The President was in the midst of his daily intelligence briefing. An aide popped his head in the door to inform him that the Supreme Court had affirmed the Affordable Care Act subsidies ruling, and with a telephoto lens, I made this sequence of his initial reaction.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

It's hard to tell from the photo, but it appears as though the President is throwing hardworking Americans' previously held health care plans -- and his promise that they could keep them -- out of the Oval Office window.

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