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Arlen Specter Liked Romneycare, Maybe It's Why He Voted For ObamaCare?

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is attacking Rick Santorum for his endorsement of Arlen Specter over the more conservative Pat Toomey in 2004 But Romney might be surprised to learn that Specter held a particular fondess for RomneyCare, thinking it could be a model for national health reform.

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Specter in 2008: "This mandatory line is what ought to be done"

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Specter: "Model after the plan put in place by former Governor Romney"

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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