Obama: ‘Maybe We Should Call His Plan Romney-Doesn’t-Care’

By Melanie Arter | August 28, 2012 | 3:23 PM EDT

President Barack Obama greets supporters on the tarmac upon his arrival at Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(CNSNews.com) President Barack Obama on Tuesday criticized GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s pledge to repeal Obamacare as soon as he takes the oath of office, saying, “Maybe we should call his plan Romney-Doesn’t-Care.”

Speaking at a campaign event in Ames, Iowa, Obama poked fun at Romney by playing off of the term Obamacare, a word used to describe the president’s health care reform law.

“Governor Romney promised that sometime between taking the Oval Office and going to the inaugural ball, he’d sit right down, grab a pen and kick 7 million young people off their parents plan by repealing health reform. Day one, that’s what he says he’s gonna do. Maybe we should call his plan Romney Doesn’t Care,” Obama said.

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“I think it might make sense for you to choose to keep moving forward with the new health care law that’s already cutting costs and covering more people and saving lives,” the president said.

“I think women should be trusted to make their own health care decisions. That’s a choice that you’ve got to make,” Obama said.

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