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Romney Responds: He’s Proud Of Mass. Health Care Overhaul

Some suggest the exchange between former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, in which he criticized "RomneyCare," and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is a preview of the 2012 Republican presidential primaries.

Politico: Mitt Romney: Proud Of Massachusetts Health Care Law
Mitt Romney rejected Mike Huckabee's call for him to admit that the "RomneyCare" health care program failed, instead saying he's "proud" of "getting everyone covered" when he was governor of Massachusetts (Haberman, 2/25).

National Journal: Aide: Romney 'Proud' Of Massachusetts Health Care Overhaul
Offering a sneak peak of the 2012 Republican primary, a spokesman for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Thursday defended the sweeping health insurance overhaul that Romney helped enact in Massachusetts in response to criticism from former and possibly future presidential rival Mike Huckabee. "Mitt Romney is proud of what he accomplished for Massachusetts in getting everyone covered,'" said Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom. "What's important now is to return to the states the power to determine their own health care solutions by repealing Obamacare. A one-size-fits-all plan for the entire nation just doesn't work'' (Reinhard, 2/24).

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