MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - Former Massachussets Gov. Mitt Romney responded to conservative critics of the health care plan he introduced for the state.
Romney says the Massachussets plan works because it relies upon "personal responsibility" and not federal programs.
Romney pointed out that he's the one candidate who had actually "tackled the (health care) issue." He said he got all Massachusetts citizens insured through private health insurance.
"We have to stand up and say the market works, personal responsibility works," Romney said. "We're going to have insurance for all our citizens they can afford, it's theirs, and it's portable. They never have to worry about losing it. That's the answer."