(Newsroom America) -- Campaigning during the first bus tour of his reelection bid on Thursday, President Obama told a crowd of supporters in Ohio that the health care measure he signed into law and the U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld as constitutional isn't going anywhere.
"I'll work with anybody who wants to work with me to continue to improve our health care system and our health care laws, but the law I passed is here to stay," Obama said during a stop in Maumee, Ohio.
Republicans, led by GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, have vowed to repeal the law in the wake of the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling, in which Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's liberal wing after initially backing the other four conservatives.
Obama, during his speech, defended the law, saying it will help keep insurance companies from abusing people and will benefit ordinary Americans.
"I'm running because I believe that in American no one should go bankrupt because they get sick," the president said. To "try and move forward and make sure that every American has affordable health insurance and that the insurance companies are treating them fairly. That’s what we fought for, that’s what we're going to keep. We are moving forward."
"We will not go back to the days when insurance companies prey on the sick," Obama said. "Six million young people are now on their parents health insurance plans."
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