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Health care act faces November election hurdle
San Francisco Chronicle

For Nancy Pelosi and President Obama, Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the sweeping federal health care law cements their place in history as completers of the New Deal. Almost.

There’s one more hurdle: the November election.

Pelosi, wearing her “lucky purple pumps,” compared the Affordable Care Act to Social Security, the core of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, and Medicare, the core of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society.