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Obama gives sweeping defense of healthcare law as Supreme Court ruling looms

Obama gives sweeping defense of healthcare law as Supreme Court ruling looms

President Obama reentered the political battle over healthcare Tuesday, delivering an extended defense of the Affordable Care Act as the Supreme Court prepares to issue its ruling on a case that could strip away health insurance from millions of Americans. “It seems so cynical to want to take coverage away from millions of people,” Obama said, taking a swipe at the Republicans who have backed the latest legal challenge to the law, “to take care away from people who need it the most, to punish millions with higher costs of care and unravel what’s now been woven into the fabric of America.” Obama’s address, to a gathering of hospital leaders from the...

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