Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has promised numerous times to repeal 'Obamacare,' now says he would keep certain parts of the Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama (video below).
It was quite a reversal for Romney, who just a week ago attacked Obamacare as a "government takeover of health care."
Romney told NBC’s 'Meet the Press' on Sunday: “I’d say we’re going to replace Obamacare and I’m replacing it with my own plan, and you know, even in Massachusetts, where I was governor, our plan there deals with pre-existing conditions and with young people."
“I’m not getting rid of all of health care reform. Of course there are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I’m going to put in place. One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage."
“Two is to assure that the marketplace allows for individuals to have policies that cover their family up to whatever age they might like. I also want individuals to be able to buy insurance, health insurance on their own as opposed to only being able to get it on a tax advantage basis through their company.”
Romney also said he would pay for his proposed tax cuts by closing loopholes for high income earners, but refused to name which loopholes that he would close.