Former Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has accused President Obama of ‘fundamental dishonesty’ over the Affordable Care Act.
Romney said the President has ‘put in peril the whole foundation of his second term’ after repeatedly promising that people could keep their healthcare coverage plans if they wanted too – a statement which this week was discovered to be false.
‘He told people they could keep their insurance, and that was not the truth,’ Romney told NBC’s Meet The Press.
His harsh comments follow a recent speech by the President in which he attempted to defuse some of the growing criticism surrounding the enrollment process by drawing comparisons with the health reform law that Romney had championed as Massachusetts governor.
‘The president failed to learn the lesson that came from the experience of Massachusetts,’ said Romney. He said that state’s efforts had showed the merits of avoiding a ‘one-size-fits-all plan.’
‘States should be able to craft their own plans,’ said Romney. He was followed on Meet The Press by current Massachusetts Governor – and Democrat – Deval Patrick.
He insisted that there were lessons to be gleaned from his state’s experience and that it hadn’t been an immediate success either.
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