Mitt Romney

Romney Campaign: Laid Off Worker Would Have Had Insurance Under RomneyCare

Countering a new ad by an anti-Romney Super PAC, the presumptive nominee's spokesperson said families losing their jobs in Massachusetts would have kept their healthcare


A Mitt Romney spokesperson offered an unusual counterattack Tuesday to an ad in which a laid-off steelworker blames the presumptive GOP nominee for his family losing health care: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor's universal health care law.

"To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care," Andrea Saul, Romney's campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News. "There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President [Barack] Obama's economy."