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Romney Faces Criticism on Healthcare

Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 09:41 PM

LAS VEGAS — Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Sen. Pennsylvania Rick Santorum tag-teamed presidential rival Mitt Romney over Massachusetts' healthcare law.

Romney said during Tuesday night's GOP debate that "Obamacare is bad news" and he pledges to repeal it.

Perry said Romney is being dishonest about his record on the law that Democrats used as a model for their national health care plan. Santorum was more direct: "You just don't have credibility, Mitt."

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also piled on, calling it a big-government takeover of healthcare.

It was the strongest criticism Romney has faced in a debate on Massachusetts' health care law. During one moment, both Perry and Santorum interrupted Romney's defense of the plan as right for his state but wrong for the nation.

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