Santorum Says Health Law Fuels Interest In Possible Presidential BidDes Moines Register: Santorum Says Health Law Has Fueled Possible Campaign
Republican Rick Santorum on Monday made his first return to Iowa since he canceled a speech here last month to fly home because his 2-year-old daughter, Isabella, who was born with a genetic abnormality, had fallen ill. Santorum, a father of seven and a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, said he wrestles with balancing time with his family and the campaign trail as he explores a presidential bid, but his passion for repealing the federal health care reform law is part of what fuels his political aspirations. "I look at how society with socialized medicine treats children like Bella, and children like Bella don't survive," Santorum told The Des Moines Register on Monday, the first leg of a three-day swing through Iowa (Jacobs, 4/26). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.