By Holly Yeager
Monday, November 4, 2013
Mitt Romney stepped up his attack on President Obama’s health reform program on Sunday, accusing the president of “fundamental dishonesty” that has “undermined the foundation of his second term.”
The harsh comments from Obama’s 2012 rival follow repeated attempts by the Obama administration to liken the current measure, known as Obamacare, to the health reform law that Romney championed as Massachusetts governor.
“The president failed to learn the lesson that came from the experience of Massachusetts,” Romney said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” His state’s efforts showed the merits of avoiding a “one-size-fits-all plan,” Romney said. “States should be able to craft their own plans.”
Romney also joined a chorus of criticism Obama has received as hundreds of thousands of Americans have been notified that their health insurance policies are being canceled. The cancellations appear to contradict the president’s pledge that, despite the changes brought by his reforms, Americans would be able to keep their health insurance if they like it.
“He told people they could keep their insurance, and that was not the truth,” Romney said.
Backers of the president’s plan insist that those being forced to change their insurance had low-quality plans and that most would be able to get better coverage for the same amount or less.
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