In 2012, while seeking the Republican nomination for president, Romney often said, "If elected, I will repeal Obamacare on day one."
"Our mission is clear: if we want to get rid of Obamacare, we are going to have to replace President Obama," Romney said at the time. ""That is my mission. That is our work. And I'm asking the American people to join me," said Romney.
Despite that purported mission, and notwithstanding his claims that the two health laws were different, key parts of Romneycare were replicated by Obamacare, including some of the more controversial ones.
Romneycare mandated that everyone have some form of health coverage or be subject to a fine, set up a health exchange to sell insurance to uninsured people, and also provided subsidies to people with lower incomes to help them buy private plans. So does Obamacare.
Romney lost the election to Obama in the fall of 2012. The GOP remains strongly opposed to Obamacare.
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