07.19.2012 12:33

Short-term Memory Loss

Republicans are attacking Obama over his health care law, conveniently forgetting that it has its roots in a plan they devised and is similar to one Romney enacted
By Dean Baker

U.S. President Barack Obama signed the health care legislation March 23, 2010

The decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of U.S. President Barack Obama's health care plan will cause the presidential race to take yet another bizarre twist. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has announced his intention to make the repeal of the health care law one of the central issues in the campaign. The problem Romney faces in pressing this matter is that he pushed a nearly identical plan into law in Massachusetts six years ago.

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