Santorum hits Obama, Romney on healthcare

Rick Santorum didn't hold any punches against his opponents on healthcare at a campaign stop in Couer d'Alene, Idaho on Tuesday.

Santorum attacked both President Obama and Mitt Romney over their records on healthcare. Regarding Obama, Santorum said if the administration's Affordable Care Act, which is scheduled to be fully implemented by 2014, is put in place the country would "be no more."

"If Obamacare is implemented, America as I described it to you will be no more," Santorum said. He said that Americans would have to pay "tribute" to the government if the law was fully put in place.

"This president is not a serious president when it comes to reducing government," Santorum continued. "Why? Because he doesn't want to reduce government."

Although he did not mention Romney by name, Santorum clearly contrasted himself with the former Massachusetts governor.

"But if you look at the other candidates in the race, they are not well positioned to take on President Obama on this issue," Santorum said. "One in particular is uniquely disqualified. We won't mention his name."

Santorum went on to jab Romney on his Massachusetts healthcare law.

"And who is the best candidate to go up against Obama on this signature issue of the day?" he asked rhetorically.

"You are," the crowd cheered in response.

Romney opponents attacking him over his healthcare reform law, which critics argue is very similar to the Obama administration's reform, has been commonplace in the 2012 presidential campaign.

Romney's surrogates have pointed out that Santorum voted for the Medicare Part D bill in 2003. The bill established a program that subsidizes prescription drug costs for Americans on Medicare, but the bill offered no method of paying for these benefits.