WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum appeared outside the Supreme Court on Monday as the justices heard arguments over whether President Barack Obama's overhaul of the nation's health care system is constitutional.

Santorum pressed his own argument that he's the best candidate — and rival Mitt Romney is the worst — to challenge Obama on the health care issue in the fall.

"There's one candidate who's uniquely disqualified to make the case. That's the reason I'm here and he's not," Santorum told reporters outside the Supreme Court as protesters behind him chanted, "Health care is a right."

"This is the most important issue in this election," he said.

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