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Obama Says Romney’s Example Shows Health Care Reform Will Work
TIME Swampland

With the problem-plagued roll-out of his health care reform law under growing scrutiny, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that a similar law enacted by his 2012 Republican opponent worked well — and that Obamacare eventually will, too.

“Mitt Romney and I ran a long and spirited campaign against one another, but I’ve always believed that when he was governor here in Massachusetts, he did the right thing on health care,” Obama told supporters at the storied Faneuil Hall, where Romney signed Massachusetts’ universal health care measure into law seven years ago. “It’s because you guys had a proven model that we built the Affordable Care Act on this template of proven bipartisan success. Your law was the model for the nation’s law.