Obama: This Is a ‘Victory’ for All

    WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 15:  U.S. President Barack Obama responds to a question from Neil Munro of the Daily Caller after he interruped the president while Obama delivered remarks about the Department of Homeland Security's recent announcement about deportation of illegal immigrants in the Rose Garden at the White House June 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. With the DREAM Act unable to gain traction in Congress, Obama announced that his administration would stop deporting some young people who came to U.S. as children of illegal immigrants.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    President Obama said Thursday that the Supreme Court’s upholding of his signature piece of the legislation, the 2010 Affordable Care Act, is a “victory for people all over this country.” Saying “I obviously didn’t do it because it was good politics. I did it because I believed it was good for the country,” the president assured Americans that the new law means that nobody will lose his or her health insurance—and that insurance companies will not be able to bill you into bankruptcy. “Five years from now, 10 years from now, and 20 years from now, we’ll be better off because we had the courage to keep moving forward,” Obama said.

    “I didn’t do it because it was good politics.”
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