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Wisconsin GOP: Court ruling has little immediate effect

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Republicans say the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling upholding most of President Barack Obama's health care reforms will have no immediate effect in the state aside from galvanizing the GOP going into the November elections.

Gov. Scott Walker has already vowed not to implement any facets of the law ahead of the elections. He hopes the next president and Congress will repeal the overhaul.

On Thursday the governor said the law amounts to a massive tax increase. The Republican leaders of the Legislature's health committees say the ruling perpetuates uncertainty for businesses, curtailing job growth, and voters will make things right in November.

Robert Kraig is the executive director of health care advocacy group Citizen Action of Wisconsin. He says Walker has a moral obligation to begin the implementation process.

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