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Gov. Patrick, Ex-Gov. Romney to Discuss Health Law

Courtesy MGN-Online

Courtesy MGN-Online

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ current and former governors are set to appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday to discuss the federal health care law.

Gov. Deval Patrick and former Gov. Mitt Romney are expected to paint very different portraits of the law that is President Barack Obama’s signature policy achievement.

Even though Romney helped draft and then signed the 2006 Massachusetts health care law that became the blueprint for Obama’s law, the former GOP presidential nominee has argued that health care changes are best left up to states rather than the federal government.

Patrick, a Democrat and a vocal supporter of Obama, has argued in favor of the federal law saying that it will help expand health care access to millions of Americans.

Patrick has also urged patience with the beleaguered federal health care website.


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