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Romney on health care

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When it comes to talking about "the role of government," Romney loves nothing more than to talk about the menacing governmental takeover that is Obamacare—but hyperbolic criticisms of the law are off the mark. According to Factcheck.org: "Both Obama and Romney expanded the private insurance market by mandating that individuals purchase health care coverage."

Romney says that he'll repeal Obamacare and keep the good bits. He has yet to say, however, how he'd pay for those select parts.

Romney also says that "Obamacare" is "killing jobs in small business." This misinterprets a report by the Congressional Budget Office, which says that due to the subsidies provided by the ACA, some 800,000 workers will retire earlier or juggle fewer jobs.

Read more:

National Leaders Share Perspectives on the Election and Future of Health Care (Business Wire)

Obama's health-care law saved Americans $2.1 billion: Is it working? (Christian Science Monitor)

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