WASHINGTON — A few days ago, 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney took the unpopular position with a crowd of Republicans and defended the healthcare plan he instituted as former Governor of Massachusetts.
While many in the crowd didn’t agree with the “success” of his plan, one group in Washington sure does.
The White House – in a political jab – recently came out and said they support Mitt Romney’s support of a plan that is eerily similar to President Obama‘s.
“We have said before that health care reform that then Governor Romney signed into law in Massachusetts is in many ways similar to the legislation that resulted in the Affordable Care Act,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in an off-camera briefing at the White House. “And as to the issue of flexibility, as you know, earlier this year we made quite a big deal out of the fact that the president wanted to move up to 2014 … the starting point at which states can ask for waivers to opt out of the Affordable Care Act as long as they, of course, demonstrate their capacity with their own ideas to achieve the same objectives.”