President Barack Obama took a swipe at his former rival Mitt Romney on Friday, saying Obamacare was actually the former Massachusetts governor’s idea.
“It used to be Republican idea. There was a Republican governor in Massachusetts who set it up. It’s working real well,” Obama said during a speech in Scranton, Pa.
On April 12, 2006 at a ceremony in Boston, Romney signed a law mandating that nearly every Massachusetts resident carry health insurance. Obama later cited that law as a model for his own health care reform plan, causing the move became a point of attack for his rivals as he ran for the presidency in 2012.