By Justin Sink - 06/28/12 01:44 PM EDT
The Republican presidential candidate called the healthcare reform legislation “a bad policy that has to go,” and told supporters that if he is elected president, he’ll make sure to get rid of the law even if the Supreme Court upholds it as constitutional.
“This is a decision of whether or not ObamaCare is constitutional, whether it will pass constitutional muster, and so we're all waiting to see what the court will decide,” Romney said. “One thing we already know — it is still bad policy and has to go. And if I'm elected we're going to repeal and replace it. If, on the other hand, the court strikes it down, well, then, they'll be doing some of my work for me.”
Romney went on to rail against the law, arguing that it increased government spending and forced “government bureaucrats between us and our doctors.”
“He's adding trillions of dollars to federal spending. We don't need more debt; we don't need more deficit; we can't pass along these burdens to the next generation,” Romney said.
The Republican hopeful went on to pledge that he would do everything in his power to gut the act from the White House if it is upheld as constitutional on Thursday.
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