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Obama, Romney react to Supreme Court's health care ruling (VIDEO)

President Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney reacted to the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act.

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A supporter holds a sign of President Barack Obama in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, on June 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. Today the high court upheld President Obama's health care overhaul, in a victory for the president and Congressional Democrats. (Mark Wilson/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama hailed the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act as a victory for people all over the country.

Speaking at 12:15 p.m., Obama outlined details of what the Affordable Care Act would entail for people with insurance and those without insurance.

Obama said, "Whatever the politics, today’s decision was a victory for people all over this country," according to The New York Times.

Speaking about the individual mandate, Obama said, "This idea has enjoyed support from members of both parties, including the current Republican nominee for president," a clear reference to Mitt Romney, according to Politico.

As the governor of Massachusetts, Romney signed a law that would require all the state's residents to have health coverage, according to the Associated Press.

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"The highest court in the land has now spoken. We will continue to implement this law, and we will work together to improve it where we can," Obama said, according to Politico.

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Obama concluded, "We will be better off because we had the courage to pass this law and keep moving forward."

Speaking earlier, Romney said he would repeal the law, according to the AP. He called the Affordable Care Act a "bad law" and said the Supreme Court's decision to uphold it was incorrect.

"Our mission is clear, if we want to get rid of Obamacare, we are going to have to replace President Obama,” Romney said, according to The Times. “That is my mission. That is our work. And I’m asking the American people to join me.”

According to Fox News, the Romney campaign raised more than $100,000 online within 60 minutes of the Supreme Court's ruling. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee also sent out an email asking its supporters to donate.

Here are Obama's remarks, courtesy of the White House:

Watch Romney's remarks, courtesy of PBS NewsHour:

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