Listen closely and you can hear President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney hone their health care lines in anticipation of Thursday's Supreme Court ruling.Se espera que el Tribunal Supremo anuncie su decisión a las 9 a.m. de hoy.
(...) Last night in Miami, Obama told donors that "you can decide whether it makes sense, as Mr. Romney wants to do, to roll back the reforms that we put in place that prevent insurance companies from discriminating against people who are sick."
While not specifically citing the Supreme Court, Obama also told backers that "I believe health reform was the right thing to do," and provided an impassioned defense of the law he signed in 2010.
"I believe it was right to make sure that over 3 million young people can stay on their parent's health insurance plan," Obama said. "I believe it was right to provide more discounts for seniors on their prescription drugs.
"I believe it was right to make sure that everybody in this country gets decent health care and is not bankrupt when they get sick," he added. "That's what I believe. But it's up to you. You decide."
Meanwhile, campaigning in Virginia, Romney told supporters that, whatever the justices rule, they can provide the coup de grace to "Obamacare" after the elections.
"As you know, the Supreme Court is going to be dealing with whether or not Obamacare is constitutional," Romney said.
"If it's not -- if Obamacare is not deemed constitutional -- then the first three and a half years of this president's term will have been wasted on something that does not help the American people.If it is deemed to stand, then I'll tell you one thing, we're going to have to have a president, and I'm that one, that's going to get rid of Obamacare and we're going to stop it on day one. What we're witnessing is a failure of the president's policies."Expect to hear similar comments in the days ahead, adjusted to reflect whatever the court decides