If this decision had gone the other way, the Republican candidates would have had to explain what their plan is.
I don't see why a different decision would have forced any activity from Republicans.
However, you are underestimating the ability of politicians to come up with a replacement for a program they don't like, that sounds wonderful to voters while still gutting the program.
Forcing the Republicans to come up with something different isn't going to trap them. It will merely give them an opportunity to destroy the program.
If they want healthcare, they can choose to elect Democrats.
What about those of us who want healthcare but don't want the Second Amendment to be violated?
Why should we have to choose one or the other?
At any rate, five Supreme Court decisions still to come, including gay marriage, the legality of the drugs used in those botched executions, and whether ballot initiatives outlawing congressional gerrymandering pass constitutional muster.
At least one decision (but not all five) will come today at 10 AM eastern time. Anyone interested might want to watch the news from 10:00 to 10:20 this morning. I probably won't be online right at that moment to post breaking news if one of the big ones come.