WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney said Thursday that although the Supreme Court ruled that President Barack Obama's health care law was constitutional, it was a "bad law" that raised taxes on the American people.
"As you might imagine, I disagree with the Supreme Court's decision," Romney said on a rooftop overlooking the US Capitol. "What the court did not do on its last day in session, I will do on my first day if elected president of the United States."
"What the court did today was say that Obamacare does not violate the Constitution. What they did not do is say that Obamacare is good law or that it was good policy," he added.
Romney said that he would move to repeal Obamacare if elected, calling it "bad law" and "bad policy" that would raise taxes on the American people by over $500 billion and add trillions to the national debt.
"This is a time of choice for the American people," Romney said. "Our mission is clear: if we want to get rid of Obamacare, we're going to have to replace President Obama. My mission is to make sure we do exactly that."
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act was constitutional under the taxing powers of the federal government.