Romney was proud of his healthcare reforms, forged by working closely with and compromising with Democratic leaders in Massachusetts, and he used to herald them as the central feature of his legacy.
'Quite a day!' he wrote to his finance secretary, Thomas Trimarco, on Apr. 12, 2006, when he signed the changes into law. 'You have made a huge difference, for me and for hundreds of thousands of people who will have healthier and happier lives.'
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