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President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, after the Supreme Court ruled on his health care legislation. (AP)
President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, after the Supreme Court ruled on his health care legislation. (AP)

President Obama and GOP hopeful Mitt Romney were quick to come out and react to the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the president's Affordable Care Act.

"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," said president Obama.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney said the first item on his to-do list is to repeal the law.

"Our mission is clear. If we want to get rid of ObamaCare, we're going to have to replace President Obama. My mission is to make sure we do exactly that," he said.

ABC News Washington Editor Rick Klein told Here & Now's Deb Becker that the decision is a victory for the president, but it does provide some momentum for Mitt Romney to make gains with voters who oppose the law.

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  • Rick Klein, senior Washington Editor for ABC News

This segment aired on June 28, 2012.

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