Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Wednesday said his rival Mitt Romney would have to “deal with” the health care law he passed in Massachusetts, which Cain grouped with ObamaCare as “government-centered” health care.
“I do not support the Massachusetts health care law,” Cain said at a lunch sponsored by the American Spectator and held at the offices of Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform.
While he didn’t explicitly say the two laws were similar, he did mention them in tandem, emphasizing, “I want to get to get away from this government takeover to health care.”
He said he preferred a patient-centered approach to a government-centered one.
Later, when asked about key differences among the candidates, he singled out RomneyCare.
“I haven’t heard one of the potential candidates say that they agree with ObamaCare,” he said. “But former Gov. Romney is going to have to deal with the issue of what he did in Massachusetts.”
While I’m not sure why this wasn’t a problem for Cain in 2008, this is a criticism that, just like his last campaign, that we’re going to hear often; especially since RomneyCare isn’t working and is essentially ObamaCare.