Romney Attacks Obamacare

Obama outlined the points of Obamacare at Wednesday night’s debate, saying his policy “doesn’t mean a government takeover.” The president then shot a backhanded compliment at Romney, who passed similar legislation in Massachusetts when he was governor. “I’ve seen this model work good and well in Massachusetts,” Obama said, calling the two plans “identical.” The two almost seemed to agree for a moment when Romney replied, “I like the way we did it in Massachusetts,” but then pointed out their plans’ differences, saying his was a bipartisan deal, while “you pushed through something that you and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid thought was the best thing.” In a moment of peace, Romney agreed that “the key task we have in health care is to get the cost down so it’s more affordable for families.”