Gov. Patrick: Supreme Court Health Law Decision 'A Victory For People'

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The Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's health care law has special significance in Massachusetts. The national law was modeled after Massachusetts health care reform, signed into law by Republican presidential nominee and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney in 2006.

But the decision is not prompting universal praise here. Republican Sen. Scott Brown spoke out against the national law Thursday.

"Regardless of its constitutionality, this heavy-handed, one-size-fits-all health care law is not right for Massachusetts, or our nation," Sen. Brown said.

Gov. Deval Patrick, a supporter of the state and national law, joined WBUR's Morning Edition to discuss the decision. Patrick has been campaigning for President Obama on the subject.

This program aired on June 29, 2012.

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