–Republican Presidential Nominee Says Law Is ‘Bad Policy
–Must ‘Repeal and Replace’ Health Law
–Presidential Election Will Be ‘Choice’ On Health Law
By John Shaw
WASHINGTON (MNI) – The presumed Republican nominee for president,
Mitt Romney, Thursday said if he is elected in November he will work to
kill the 2010 healthcare law that the Supreme Court has ruled as
In brief remarks on Capitol Hill, Romney said if elected president
he will, on his first day in office, press to repeal the Affordable Care
He said he would work to “repeal and replace” the health law with a
different program. He did not describe what the new program would
consist of, but said it should lower overall health care spending and
allow people to keep their current health insurance coverage.
“I will act to repeal Obamacare,” Romney said, using the GOP’s
pejorative reference to the healthcare law.
He said the law is a “job killer” and represents “bad policy.”
Romney said the health law will be a key issue in the November
“This is time for the American people to make a choice,” he said.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the House will vote on July
11 to repeal the healthcare law.
Senate Republicans are likely to seek a vote on the Senate,
possibly as an amendment to other legislation.
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