Romney Likes Some of Obamacare

After promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act if he’s elected in November—to resounding applause from Republicans—presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Sunday that he would keep part of President Obama’s signature health-reform legislation. “Of course there are a number of things that I like in health-care reform that I’m going to put in place,” Romney said on Meet the Press. “One is to make sure that those with preexisting conditions can get coverage.” It’s not a completely surprising flip-flop, of course—Romney passed legislation that’s been called virtually identical to the ACA on the state level while he was governor of Massachusetts.