Supporters of healthcare reforms celebrated something “good for the American people” according to US President Barack Obama, after the Supreme Court upheld the bill.
“I know there will be a lot of discussion today about the politics of all this, about who won and who lost, that’s how these things tend to be viewed here in Washington. But that discussion completely misses the point. Whatever the politics, today’s decision was a victory for people all over this country whose lives will be more secure because of this law and the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold it,” Obama said after the decision was announced.
The controversial law will require almost all Americans to buy health insurance, but Obama’s presidential rival Mitt Romney has called it “bad policy”.
“As you might imagine, I disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision and I agree with the dissent. What the court did ot do on its last day in session, I will do on my first day, if elected President of the United States, and that is I wil act to repeal Obamacare,” said Romney.
Supreme Court judges voted 5-4 in favour of the law, giving Obama a victory and his re-election campaign a boost.