In an ad by Priorities USA Action,
a super PAC supporting Obama, Joe Soptic, a steelworker who
was laid off from a plant owned by Romney-founded Bain Capital, discusses his wife’s cancer and eventual death.
Soptic said his family
lost health insurance after he was laid off.
A Mitt Romney spokesperson offered an unusual counterattack Tuesday
to the ad: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor’s universal health care law.
that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor
Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” Andrea Saul,
Romney’s campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox
News. “There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their
health care in President [Barack] Obama’s economy.”
The health care law Romney helped to craft and signed in 2006 is
often described as a forerunner to Obama’s own health care overhaul,
which passed Congress four years later without a single Republican vote.
Romney has said his law worked for Massachusetts but wouldn’t
necessarily work in other states. He has pledged to grant every state a
waiver from Obama’s law on his first day in office and said he would
work to repeal the legislation in its entirety.
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