President Barack Obama has touted Massachusetts' health care law as the model for his signature legislation.
But former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) has attempted to distance himself from the president and his legislation, denouncing a "one size fits all" approach and saying Obama was wrong to insist that all Americans would be able to keep their insurance plans.
Romney told NBC's David Gregory that the president "failed to learn the lessons that came from the experience in Massachusetts" during an interview on Sunday.
“Perhaps the most important lesson the president, I think, failed to learn was, you have to tell the American people the truth," Romney said. "And when he told the American people that you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to keep that plan, period, he said that time and again, he wasn't telling the truth.”
Romney warned that the president's "dishonesty" is taking a toll on his second term.
“The fact that the president sold it on a basis that was not true has undermined the foundation of his second term. I think it's rotting it away," Romney said. "We've got to have a president that can lead, and right now he's not able to do so.”