It took a few years, but 2012 GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has admitted that, without “RomneyCare,” ObamaCare wouldn’t exist.
According to NPR:
“It’s a good thing for him that Mitt Romney isn’t running for president again.
The 2012 GOP presidential nominee — who has still been bandied about as a potential candidate — just embraced everything that made many conservatives skeptical of him. He admitted that the health care plan he instituted as governor of Massachusetts was the precursor to Obamacare.”
Romney credits Stemberg with pushing him toward implementing universal health care in the state in 2006 (with nine key words we bolded):
Romney said that shortly after he was elected, Mr. Stemberg asked him why he ran for governor. Romney said he told him that he wanted to help people, and Mr. Stemberg replied that if he really wanted to help, he should give everyone access to health care, which Romney said he hadn’t really considered before.
“Without Tom pushing it, I don’t think we would have had Romneycare,” Romney said. “Without Romneycare, I don’t think we would have Obamacare. So, without Tom a lot of people wouldn’t have health insurance.”