Ann Romney: I Don’t Think Obama Was Telling The Truth About Health Care Law

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WASHINGTON (CBS DC/AP) — The wife of Mitt Romney believes President Barack Obama was lying to the American people about his signature health care law.

“I don’t think he was telling the truth,” Ann Romney told CNN.

Last week, Obama apologized for the problems with the health care cancelations and the faulty website, saying that “we fumbled the roll-out” and that he’s not perfect.

Obama also announced that he’ll give insurers and states the option to keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be canceled for another year. CBS News reports nearly 5 million Americans would lose their current health plans due to Obamacare.

Romney said that Obama has put himself in a “sticky” situation.

“He’s put himself in a very sticky place because … you either have to think that he was not telling the truth or he’s grossly incompetent,” she told CNN. “Either one of those choices is not a good choice.”

Romney added: “The basic credibility of the president is at jeopardy.”

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee made similar sentiments during an interview with “CBS This Morning” last Friday, accusing Obama of being “dishonest” about his health care law.

Mitt Romney says Obama knew people would lose their private insurance coverage under the law. He criticizes Obama for promising that people could keep their existing plans if they wished.

Romney said several times that Obama had been “dishonest.” He says, quote, “What starts twisted, stays twisted.”

The law was patterned in part after a law in Massachusetts when Romney was governor. Romney says the rollout there was slower, and there was time to iron out computer problems.

Romney lost the presidential race to Obama last year.

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