Romney distances himself from health care bill

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April 12, 2011, 7:20 am
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(NECN: Jennifer Eagan: Boston, Mass.) - Ninety-eight percent of Massachusetts residents now have health insurance, and Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick says he can't understand why Republican Mitt Romney wouldn't be proud of "such a transformative piece of legislation." Romney signed Massachusetts universal health care law five years ago today, but the law that became the model forĀ  President Obama's health care reform legislation has come under fire from within Romney's own party.

Romney, who yesterday announced the formation of a "presidential exploratory committee" for what appears to be a certain run for president next year, now asserts that Massachusetts health care legislation wasn't mean to be a solution for every state.

"He would like every state to decide for itself," said former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, who served under Romney. She lost the governorship to Patrick in 2006.

Tags: massachusetts, Democrats, Deval Patrick, Mitt Romney, Republicans, Romneycare, universal health care
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