a March 2006 news conference, in which then-Gov. Romney said, “With regards to the individual mandate, the individual responsibility program that I proposed, I was very pleased that the compromise between the two houses includes the personal responsibility mandate.” In a television clip of the event, Mr. Romney called the Massachusetts requirement that people buy health-care coverage “essential for bringing the health care costs down for everyone and getting everyone the health insurance they need.”
"His policies were not focused on creating jobs. They were focused on implementing his liberal agenda. There's nothing wrong with people having an agenda, but when the country's in crisis, you have a moral responsibility to focus on helping people come out of that crisis," Romney told a crowd of hundreds of supporters in Virginia
"What the court did not do on it's last day in session I will do on my first day if elected president of the United States," the presumptive GOP nominee said in a four-minute statement at a building across from the U.S. Capitol. "I will act to repeal Obamacare."
The Romney campaign has gone on the offense on Medicare, charging that the Affordable Care Act “cuts $716 billion” from the entitlement program.
The Romney-Ryan team are also very clear that repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is priority number one.
Romney-Ryan campaign is hammering the Obama-Biden ticket on the Affordable Care Act’s $716 billion in cuts to Medicare
"The [health care] reforms I propose for the country could not be more different from Barack Obama's," Romney wrote in USA Today. "Abolishing it and putting sensible changes in its place will be one of my highest priorities as president."
Republican Mitt Romney adamantly denies the health care reforms that he implemented as governor of Massachusetts are similar to the health reforms that President Obama later implemented and Romney has vowed to repeal.
yan welcomed the debate on the politically sensitive entitlement program. He described Obama's cuts as treating Medicare "like a piggy bank" to pay for his health care reform bill that Republicans want to repeal.
On his first day in office, Mitt Romney will issue an executive order that paves the way for the federal government to issue Obamacare waivers to all fifty states. He will then work with Congress to repeal the full legislation as quickly as possible. In place of Obamacare, Mitt will pursue policies that give each state the power to craft a health care reform plan that is best for its own citizens. The federal government’s role will be to help markets work by creating a level playing field for competition.
Watch Full Romney Response to Health Care Ruling: "I Will Act to Repeal Obamacare"
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