The Obama campaign released a video Thursday for the sixth anniversary of Mitt Romney’s health care law, blasting the presumed Republican nominee for his attack against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act even though the president used Romney's health reform plan as a model for his own.
“Now that Romney is running for president, apparently he doesn’t believe in taking on rising health care costs or providing affordable accessible health care to all Americans,” the campaign wrote in a news release. “He advocates letting insurance companies go back to dropping Americans’ coverage when they get sick, discriminating against those with preexisting conditions, and making women pay more for their health care.”
The three-minute video features interviews with John McDonough and Jonathan Gruber, the architect and lead consultant respectively on Romney’s 2006 plan. After helping Romney with his plan, both went on to help craft the PPACA, a law that's divided the country.
McDonough says in the video that the former Massachusetts governor believed his state law was going to his “ticket to national fame and glory.”
The video also shows clips of Romney himself describing his state law. Romney said Massachusetts was “a model for getting everyone insured."
Romney has since said if elected, he would work to repeal ObamaCare on his first day in office.
The Romney campaign responded to the video.
“President Obama was wrong to impose a one-size-fits-all plan for the nation on health care,” said Romney campaign press secretary Andrea Saul. "Obamacare is bad policy and it’s bad law. What is important is that states should be free to pursue their own solutions, and we look forward to celebrating the day Obamacare is overturned and that power is returned to the states.”
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