To say this is disturbing is an understatement but this is not a surprise. How can we expect the architect of Romneycare to fully repeal ObamaCare? We can't. This is the main reason to totally and completely reject Mitt Romney! - Reggie
Mitt Romney adviser Norm Coleman, a former senator from Minnesota, predicted the GOP won't repeal the Democrats' healthcare reform law even if a Republican candidate defeats President Obama this November.
"You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president," Coleman told BioCentury This Week television in an interview that aired on Sunday. "You can't whole-cloth throw it out. But you can substantially change what's been done."
Coleman's remarks are remarkable because every Republican candidate — including Romney — has vowed to make repealing the law a priority. Coleman is also the chairman of the American Action Network, which has urged the courts to strike down the law's individual mandate and its Medicaid expansion.
Romney's campaign quickly distanced itself from Coleman's comments.
"With all due respect to Sen. Coleman, he's wrong," campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said via e-mail. "Gov. Romney can and will repeal Obamacare and is committed to doing so."
Coleman's "advice will be critical as I lay out my vision for improving our economy at home and strengthening our partnerships around the world," Romney said in a statement in September when he announced that the former senator was becoming an adviser.
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