This morning the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Affordable Health Care Act, known as Obamacare, is constitutional. That's the bad news for conservatives.
The good news is the people ultimately control the fate of Obamacare.
A new president working with a conservative Congress can repeal Obamacare.
Mitt Romney has vowed to repeal it and issued the following statement in response to today's Supreme Court decision:
Today, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. But regardless of what the Court said about the constitutionality of the law, Obamacare is bad medicine, it is bad policy, and when I'm President, the bad news of Obamacare will be over.
It was always a liberal pipedream that a 2,700 page, multi-trillion-dollar Federal Government takeover of our health care system actually could address the very serious problems we face with health care. With Obamacare fully installed, government will reach fully half of the economy - that is the recipe for a struggling economy and declining prosperity.
On Day One, I will work to repeal Obamacare to stop the government's takeover of our health care and intrusion in our lives. I will push for real reform to our health care system that focuses on helping patients and protecting taxpayers.
We cannot afford Barack Obama's on-the-job learning, Big Government proposals, and irresponsible spending. Our basic liberties are at stake - and I will fight to restore our freedoms, renew the respect for our Constitution, and halt the government takeover of health care.
This November it's all on the line. The stakes couldn't be higher.