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Mass. Health Care: Fact-Checking The Florida GOP Presidential Debate07:37
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Republican presidential candidates, from left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney participate in the Republican presidential candidates debate in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday. (AP)
Republican presidential candidates, from left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney participate in the Republican presidential candidates debate in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday. (AP)

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and the Bay State's state health care law were under fire last night at the Republican presidential debate in Florida. His Republican rivals are eager to make the connection between the Massachusetts law and federal health care reform signed by President Obama.

In what increasingly resembles a circular firing squad, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum led the charge against Romney:

Governor Romney was the author of Romneycare, which is a top-down government run health care system that is pretty much a model for what Obamacare is going to look like: highest health care cost in the country.

And Santorum continued with a number of charges. We'll truth-squad what he said, and how Romney responded.

Guests:

  • Martha Bebinger, WBUR health reporter

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This program aired on January 27, 2012.

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