As far as I know, Mitt Romney is not running for president in 2016, but the 2012 Republican presidential flip flopper is up to his old tricks again. In a new interview with Boston Globe, Romney concluded that Romneycare paved the way for Obamacare, and credited Obama’s healthcare initiative for covering “a lot of people.”
Romney made the comments in an interview with The Boston Globe for an obituary of Thomas Stemberg, the cofounder of Staples who benefitted from financing from Romney’s firm, Bain Capital.
Stemberg helped convince Romney to push for health reform as Massachusetts governor, Romney said.
“Without Tom pushing it, I don’t think we would have had Romneycare,” Romney said. “Without Romneycare, I don’t think we would have Obamacare. So, without Tom a lot of people wouldn’t have health insurance.”
Romney’s comments are striking for their positive tone toward ObamaCare, noting that it has provided health insurance to many people.
As the Republican nominee for president in 2012, Romney prominently vowed to repeal the national health law.