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Sen. John Thune pledges to seek repeal of health law

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Sen. John Thune says he's disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the federal health care reform law, and says Republicans in Congress will continue efforts to repeal the law.

The Senate's third-ranking Republican says the GOP wants to work with Democrats step by step to improve and expand access to health care, while reducing costs to people and businesses.

Thune says Democratic President Barack Obama's law has failed to cut health insurance costs, but instead has raised insurance premiums.

Census Bureau data show about 105,000 South Dakotans had no health insurance in 2010, though state officials believe only about 71,000 people in the state are uninsured.

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