Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has no regrets about launching Romneycare. In response to new criticisms of his universal health-care plan for Massachusetts (which included an individual mandate) by Mike Huckabee, Romney’s spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said that Romney was “proud” of the program.
“Mitt Romney is proud of what he accomplished for Massachusetts in getting everyone covered,” Fehrnstrom told the Boston Globe.
“What’s important now is to return to the states the power to determine their own healthcare solutions by repealing Obamacare. A one-size-fits-all plan for the entire nation just doesn’t work,” Fehrnstrom added.
Huckabee wrote in his new book, A Simple Government, that Obama administrated has chosen to “emulate” Romneycare when creating Obamacare. He also called Romney’s health-care plan “socialized medicine.”
Huckabee told the Associated Press earlier this week that Romney should admit his health-care plan was a mistake.
“The position he should take is to say: ‘Look, the reason Obamacare won’t work is because we’ve tried it at the state level and we know it won’t work,’” Huckabee said.