In Rochester appearance Santorum calls Romney "unqualified" on health care

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says health care is the fundamental issue of the campaign. He criticized the high cost of "Romneycare" -- the plan Romney rolled out as governor of Massachusetts.
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says health care is the fundamental issue of the campaign. He criticized the high cost of "Romneycare" -- the plan Romney rolled out as governor of Massachusetts.

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