Romney: I will act to repeal Obamacare
Mitt Romney reacts to health care ruling
- Duration 4:19
- Date Jun 28, 2012
Mitt Romney reacts to health care ruling
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Here comes the presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney who heard the results of the Supreme Court decision along with the rest of us.
A little bit more than an hour ago.
I disagree with the supreme court's decision.
And I agree with the descent.
What the court did not 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 will act to repeal Obama care.
Let's make clear that we understand what the court did and did not do.
What the court did today was say that obamacare does not violate the constitution.
What they did not do was say that Obama care's good long.
Or that's good policy.
Obamacare was bad policy yesterday.
It's bad policy today.
Obamacare was bad -- yesterday.
It's bad law today.
-- -- -- say that.
Obamacare raises taxes on the American people by approximately 500.
Obamacare cuts Medicare.
By approximately 500 billion dollars.
And even -- those cuts and tax increases.
Obama care adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt.
And pushes those obligations on to coming generations.
Obamacare also means that for up to twenty million Americans they will lose the insurance they currently have the insurance that they.
That they like and they want to keep.
-- obamacare is a job killer.
Businesses across the country -- and asked what the impact is of Obama care.
Three quarters of those surveyed by the chamber of commerce -- obamacare makes it less likely for them to hire people.
And perhaps most troubling of all Obama care puts the federal government between you and your doctor.
For all those reasons it's important for us to repeal and replace obamacare.
What are some of the things that we'll keep in place.
And must be in place and a reform a real reform or health care system.
One we have to make sure that people who want to keep their current insurance will be able to do so.
Having twenty million people up to that number that people lose the insurance they want is simply unacceptable.
Number two got to make sure that those people who have preexisting conditions.
-- that they will be able to be insured and they will not lose their insurance.
We also have to assure that we do our very best to help beach state in their effort to assure that every American has access.
To affordable health care.
And something that Obama -- does not do that must be done in real reform.
Is helping lower the cost of health care and health insurance it's become bring -- becoming prohibitively.
And so this is now time for the American people to make a choice.
You can choose.
Whether you want to have a larger and larger government more more intrusive in your life separating you and your doctor.
Whether you're comfortable with more deficits.
Higher debt that we pass -- -- the coming generations.
What are you willing to have the government put in place a plan that.
Potentially causes you to lose the insurance that you like.
Or whether instead you want to return to a time when the American people have their own choice in health care.
We're consumers will be able to make their choices as to what kind of health insurance they want.
This is a time the choice for the American people our mission is clear if we want to get rid of Obama care we're gonna have to replace President Obama.
My mission is to make sure we do exactly that there would return to the American people the privilege they've always had to live their lives in the way they feel most appropriate.
But we don't pass on -- coming generations massive deficits and debt.
We don't have a setting where jobs are lost.
If we want good jobs at a bright economic future for ourselves and for our kids we must replace obamacare.
That is my mission that is our work and I'm asking the people of America to join me.
You don't want the course that -- Obama has put us on.
If you want instead of course at the founders envisioned.
Then join me in this effort to help us help us defeat Obama care help us defeat the liberal agenda the makes government too big.
Too intrusive and it's killing jobs across this great country.
Thank you so much.