GOP Presidential Hopefuls Clash In S.C. Debate, On Airwaves
Republican candidate Rick Santorum is unveiling a new ad that will compare rival Mitt Romney to President Barack Obama, citing the Massachusetts health law Romney signed while governor.
The Associated Press/Boston Globe: Santorum Accuses Pro-Romney PAC Of Lying In SC
Republican Rick Santorum complained bitterly Monday that a political action committee that supports presidential rival Mitt Romney is lying about his record... Santorum countered Monday by launching an ad attacking Romney, his first such ad of the campaign. The 30-second spot compares Romney with Democratic President Barack Obama for having spoken in favor of the 2008 banking industry bailout, and for signing a 2006 law requiring all Massachusetts residents to acquire health insurance (Beaumont, 1/16).
Kaiser Health News: Romney Calls Health Law 'Fourth Entitlement' (Video)
In last night's GOP presidential candidate debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, front-runner Mitt Romney described his approach to Medicare, which includes charging wealthier recipients more and including 'premium supports.' He also attacked the health law, the only candidate on the stage to discuss the law. Former Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich both challenged Romney. The S.C. primary is on Saturday (1/17).
Also, check outh Kaiser Health News' updated chart detailing the health policy positions of the GOP presidential hopefuls.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.