In 2008, Romney Said His Massachusetts Health Law Would ‘Absolutely’ Be His National Plan

Mitt Romney has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act — and its individual insurance mandate — throughout his presidential campaign despite the fact that a mandate is a cornerstone of the former Massachusetts governor’s health care reform law. But in 2008, Romney told a man in New Hampshire that his Massachusetts law would be his national plan. “Absolutely. I’ve already put a plan out,” Romney said when a man asked him if he was going to use his Massachusetts plan as a national model. Romney has a long history of suggesting that the mandate should be included in federal health care reform. Watch the clip, via BuzzFeed: