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Pawlenty, Huntsman attack Romney on health care

WASHINGTON – Two rivals for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination are attacking former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney where it hurts the most: health care. The moves mark the start of the race to challenge Romney, the clear frontrunner, by highlighting his key vulnerability with the conservative base. Former Minnesota governor…

Romney refuses to apologize for enacting health care mandate

WASHINGTON – Republican 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney refused to apologize Thursday for signing a health care reform law as governor of Massachusetts that closely reflects the controversial plan President Barack Obama enacted last year. In a speech at the University of Michigan’s Cardiovascular Center, Romney addressed the issue that…

Today he opposes the idea, but in 2006 Romney wanted his health care plan to go national

Shortly after he signed a law in 2006 bringing near-universal health care to Massachusetts, then-Gov. Mitt Romney (R) said it would be “wonderful” if his slate of reforms were to be applied on a national level. ”I actually ran with (health care reform) as something that I wanted to do.…

‘We can’t go backward,’ Obama warns on day of health care repeal vote

With the Republican-controlled House of Representatives slated to pass a bill Wednesday night repealing the sweeping health care overhaul, President Barack Obama fired a warning shot to his adversaries. “Today, the American people have greater health security than they did a year ago,” Obama said in a prepared statement. “Because…

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