Obama Blasts Romney For ‘Reversing Himself’ On Health Care

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"Obama Blasts Romney For ‘Reversing Himself’ On Health Care"

In a recent interview with an NBC affiliate in Maumee, Ohio, President Barack Obama blasted Mitt Romney for claiming that the individual mandate at the heart of the Affordable Care Act is a “tax” while labeling a virtually identical provision in Massachusetts’ 2006 health care reform law a “penalty. Obama explained that “Mr. Romney was one of the biggest promoters of the individual mandate” and that “in Massachusetts, his whole idea was that we shouldn’t have people who can afford to get health insurance to not buy it and then force you or me, or John Q. Public to have to pay for him when he gets sick.” The president also pointed out that Romney’s continued contradictions could well be the result of campaign pressures. Watch it:

Angela Guo

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