Santorum Mocks Obama For Extending Health Care Coverage To ‘Everybody’

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Rick Santorum touted his opposition to the Affordable Care Act early this morning during an event in Manchester, New Hampshire and drew a clear distinction between his long-standing opposition to universal health care and the past positions of Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. “I’ve never been for government-run health care, never. Unlike the other two folks who are running here, who have supported individual mandates, who have supported top-down government health care, I never have,” he said.

The former Pennsylvania senator also implied that widespread access to health care is “what’s destroying most countries in the world” and mocked President Obama for passing reform that offered insurance to “everybody”:

SANTORUM: No, we have to have something for everybody! We can’t have people having access to better health insurance than other people. No! It all has to be the same! Is that American? Equality of result? Is that what built the greatest country in the history of the world? No. That’s what’s destroying most of the countries in the world.

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Despite the growing erosion of employer-based insurance and higher national uninsurance rates, Santorum argued that Americans are still capable and should have the freedom to “go out and work for an employer or find an employment that has health care, or if not providing for that health care for yourself.” He similarly criticized the extension of government-sponsored health insurance to children, pointing out that many recipients live above the poverty line.

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