Republican Mitt Romney wants to separate his presidential run from the “Obamacare”-like health care plan he passed as Massachusetts governor. But celebrating the reform’s fifth anniversary Sunday, the Boston Globe editorialized that “the role Romney played on the state level was skillful, creative and business-friendly.” On ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, current Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick described the program as “working brilliantly,” adding that more than “98 percent of our residents have health insurance today, over 99 percent of children. It has added 1 percent to state spending. . . . As an expression of our values in Massachusetts, that health is a public good, and that everyone deserves access to care, we’re there.”
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