Mitt Romney predicted Wednesday that Democrats will support his plans to repeal health care reform if he is elected President.
The Republican Presidential candidate told the National Federation of Independent Business Members during a tele-townhall that he will attempt to roll back the President’s signature legislative achievement with Republican votes, but is willing to reach across the aisle if necessary.
“I think there are quite a few who have recognized that Obamacare is very unpopular in this country,” Romney said. “There are other legislators, both Republican and Democrat, who may like Obamacare but agree with me that even if you liked it, we just can’t afford another trillion dollar entitlement in this country.”
Health care reform faced an uphill battle in 2010, with 34 Democrats in the House voting against the final version of the bill. Romney has previously stated that he will issue a waiver to each state allowing them to opt-out of the law on the first day of his Presidency.