Romney Faces More Criticism About Mass. Law at Debate
During a Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was once again forced to defend the state health reform law that he signed in 2006. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) were most critical about the Massachusetts law, which they noted had been used as a model for the federal health reform law. Romney frequently reiterated that the Massachusetts law was a solution designed to address a state problem and pledged to take steps to repeal the federal law if he is elected next year.
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