Mike Pence blasted Hillary Clinton for wanting to “build on Obamacare” Tuesday during a vice presidential debate with Tim Kaine.
Pence, the governor of Indiana and a former U.S. senator, is running with Donald Trump.
Kaine, a U.S. senator from Virginia who was Virginia’s governor, is running with Clinton.
Pence said Clinton’s support for the Affordable Care Act goes along with her support for “the war on coal and the stifling avalanche of regulation” coming out of the Obama administration.
“Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine want more of the same,” Pence said during the debate, which took place at Longwood University, in Farmville, Virginia, and was broadcast over television and streamed live on the Web by PBS NewsHour many other news organizations.
“Hillary Clinton and Time Kaine want to build on Obamacare,” Pence said. “They want to expand it into a single-payer program. And for all the world, Hillary Clinton thinks Obamacare is a good start.”
If Donald Trump becomes president, he will repeal the ACA “lock, stock and barrel,” Pence said.
At another point, Pence mentioned social issues while talking about abortion.
“A society can be judged by how it deals with its most vulnerable,” Pence said. “The aged, the infirm, the disabled and the unborn. I believe it with all my heart.”