METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Mitt Romney on Friday called President Barack Obama’s signature health care law an “unfolding disaster” and said he would replace it by giving Medicaid money to states and changing the tax code to encourage people to buy insurance.
Standing in front of signs that read, “Repeal & Replace ObamaCare,” Romney told Louisiana voters the health law represented “one more example of a president pursuing his attack on economic and personal liberty.”
In attacking the law days before Supreme Court arguments over its constitutionality, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination also confronted an issue that has plagued him. Romney also published an opinion piece in USA Today outlining his positions, and announced a new health care team.
The White House released a report Friday defending the overhaul. In a written statement, Obama said the law “has made a difference for millions of Americans, and over time, it will help give even more working and middle-class families the security they deserve.”