Romney Team Advised ‘Obamacare’

    MT PLEASANT, SC - OCTOBER 06:  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney walks to the USS Yorktown museum on October 6, 2011 in Charleston, South Carolina. Romney addressed a group of veterans and called for increased military spending to maintain national security.  (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

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    It’s no secret that Mitt Romney’s universal-health-care program in Massachusetts was the model for President Obama’s federal law, but the relationship was even tighter than previously known. White House visitor logs show that three Romney aides paid Obama’s team at least a dozen visits, and had at least one meeting with the president himself to help plan the health-care legislation. Romney has deflected criticism from conservatives over the similarity of his health-care scheme to "Obamacare" by saying that if the administration had asked his advice, Romney would have told it its version would "bankrupt the country." But it turns out it did—and he didn’t.

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