Republican White House challenger Mitt Romney renewed his campaign pledge Thursday to seek to repeal health care reforms from his first day in office if he wins the November elections.
Speaking just hours after the US Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's signature reforms, Romney said: "What the court did not do on the last day in session, I will do on my first day if elected president of the United States, and that is that I will act to repeal 'Obamacare.'"
In a hastily called address, Romney argued that despite the court's ruling they "did not... say that Obama care is good law or that it is good policy. Obama care was bad policy yesterday. It's bad policy today.
"Obama care was bad law yesterday. It is bad law today," he said arguing that the Affordable Care Act would raise taxes, cause the national deficit to balloon and make up to 20 million Americans lose the insurance they already had.
Some 75 percent of businesses surveyed had also said that the requirement to provide health insurance would force them to scale back hiring, he said.
Source: AFP American Edition