Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says that if he is elected, he'll repeal the Affordable Care Act, or as he calls it, "Obamacare" on day one of his presidency. He made the remarks before reporters and photographers gathered on a rooftop in Washington, DC close to the U.S. Capitol. (Credit: Matthew Hoye/CNN)
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Romney: Supreme Court ruling on health law wrong

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WASHINGTON - Republican Mitt Romney is promising that he will repeal the federal health care law the Supreme Court just upheld.

He called the decision incorrect and said Thursday that it is "bad law." He says it raises taxes and cuts Medicare.

Romney says that, if elected in November, he will work to repeal and replace the law. But he hasn't said precisely how.

As Massachusetts governor, Romney signed into law a measure that required all state residents to have health coverage. That notion was the cornerstone of the law enacted by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats. The high court decided it was constitutional.

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