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Obamacare to remain in effect

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The future of healthcare could have looked a little different today. 

Tucson News Now spoke with local hospitals who were watching the elections closely yesterday.  Area hospitals have been readying themselves for President Obama's healthcare reform, the affordable care act, also known as Obamacare. 

This new act requires individuals and businesses to purchase health care insurance for themselves or their employees. 

Some local hospitals have started getting ready to make these changes and rolling back on this could have been difficult for them.  The hospitals were not sure what changes were to come if Governor Mitt Romney was elected. 

Governor Romney had promised to repeal the act and replace it with something that would loosen the government's involvement in health care. 

Now Obamacare is to remain in effect. 

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