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Viewpoints: Health care reform stands up to scrutiny
Sacramento Bee

Mitt Romney has a problem. As governor of Massachusetts he enacted health care reform virtually identical to the reform that President Barack Obama signed into law in early 2010. To distance himself from that reform, he promised – in a speech in Michigan and in a USA Today op-ed – that as president he will call on Congress to repeal health care reform. This is a terrible and cynical idea that undermines Romney’s own concerns about heath care.

Romney correctly identifies some major problems with health care in the United States: costs are too high, and rising; far too many Americans lack coverage; and there are gaps in quality and efficiency.