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Quinn: Health care decision makes 'great day'

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is delighted with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling upholding the majority of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Quinn said Thursday that it's a "great, great day" for health care in Illinois and in the country. He spoke at a news conference after signing three health care-related laws at the new Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago.

Quinn says the ruling gives the state Legislature the opportunity to go forward with a health care exchange in Illinois. Quinn didn't rule out creating the exchange by executive order.


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