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US Election Updates - September 15, 2012

Ryan pledges to repeal Obama healthcare law

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan vowed on Friday to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare law as soon as they take office.

Ryan, who is Roman Catholic, also took a tough stance on the Democratic administration's rule that religious organizations must provide health insurance that covers the cost of employees' contraceptive care.

"I can assure you, when Mitt Romney is elected, we will get to work, on Day One, to repeal that mandate and all of Obamacare," the Wisconsin congressman told the Values Voters Summit, an annual gathering of religious and conservative activists.

Romney, who takes on Obama in the November 6 election, raised some eyebrows earlier this week when he said he supports some parts of "Obamacare".

"I'm not getting rid of all of healthcare reform," Romney said on NBC's Meet the Press last Sunday.

"Of course, there are a number of things that I like in healthcare reform that I'm going to put in place," Romney added. He said those included ensuring that people are not barred from obtaining health insurance because they have pre-existing conditions and a provision allowing children who are young adults to remain on their parents' insurance plans.”

Romney made similar comments on Friday in an interview to be aired on Tuesday.

"Instead of putting in place what's affectionately known as Obamacare, I would repeal that and replace that with measures that are designed to help bring down the cost of health insurance and make sure at the same time people have access to health care, pre-existing conditions are able to be covered," Romney said on ABC's Live! With Kelly and Michael television show.