After Court Ruling, Obama and Romney Push Clashing Visions for Future of Health Care
Following the Supreme Court’s decision last week to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney continued to hawk opposing views for the future of health care reform, with the president speaking of implementing the law and Romney vowing to repeal it if elected.
Shortly after the Supreme Court announced its decision, Obama called the ruling “a victory for people all over this country whose lives will be more secure because of this law.”
“It’s time for us to move forward — to implement and, where necessary, improve on this law,” Obama said at a White House press conference. “And now is the time to keep our focus on the most urgent challenge of our time: putting people back to work, paying down our debt, and building an economy where people can have confidence that if they work hard, they can get ahead.”
Romney, who previously pledged to issue waivers to states if the health care law was upheld, pledged last week that if elected, he would work to repeal the law.