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Ruling frames Obama battle with Romney

By Brian MacQuarrie and Matt Viser
Globe Staff / June 29, 2012
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The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling on Thursday to uphold the country’s sweeping health care overhaul affected the presidential race almost immediately, with President Obama praising the decision as a landmark boon that will help all Americans and Mitt Romney pledging to make repeal his first priority as president. How voters respond to those contradictory analyses could determine who wins the election. “They have reaffirmed a fundamental principle,” Obama said of the high court. “If you’re an American, in the wealthiest nation on earth, no illness or accident” should lead to financial ruin.

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