FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2010 file photo, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney is seen in Dallas. This month's early under-the-radar campaigning by potential Republican challengers to President Barack Obama is a reminder of something too easily forgotten: Running for president is harder than it looks, and Obama ultimately will stand against a flesh-and-blood nominee certain to make mistakes along the way. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) (AP)
Romney to Obama: Hit "pause button" on healthcare
But what does the putative presidential candidate say about health care reform he passed as Massachusetts governor?
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is calling on President Barack Obama to "press the pause button" on the federal health care overhaul in the wake of a judge's decision declaring it unconstitutional.
Romney tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that "we don't need the government imposing a one-size-fits-all system" on the states.
Romney acknowledged that his own health care law in Massachusetts contained the same kind of individual insurance mandate that a judge in Florida found unconstitutional in the federal law, but says he isn't apologizing for it. Romney, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, sought to make a distinction between the options that a state might choose under the 10th Amendment compared with Washington deciding the policy for all states in a single legislative act.