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June 26, 2012 2:58 pm

Romney: Health Care is a “States Rights” Issue

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Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney with his wife Ann. Photo: wiki commons.

LA Times – Previewing his response to this week’s expected decision on the nation’s healthcare law, Mitt Romney told supporters in southwestern Virginia on Tuesday that healthcare is a matter of “states’ rights” and “personal responsibility” and that he’d block the federal plan if the Supreme Court doesn’t.

Romney, whose individual health insurance mandate in Massachusetts was a model for the provision at the heart of  the current debate, said that if the court strikes down the federal law later this week, “then the first three-and-a-half years of this president’s term will have been wasted on something that has not helped the American people.”

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