Posted by | February 20, 2012 21:51 | Filed under: Top Stories

And the hits just keep on coming.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum accused Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration on Monday of implementing healthcare policies that discourage marriage and hurt families.

The former Pennsylvania senator, trying to rally conservative voters and put pressure on Republican rival Mitt Romney, said Obama’s 2010 healthcare overhaul gave couples financial incentives to remain unmarried…

In calling Obama’s healthcare program an enemy of marriage, Santorum apparently was referring to changes in eligibility for Medicaid benefits that can occur when a couple get married.

Obama campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith said the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 did not create the funding formula Santorum appeared to be complaining about. She added that in many cases, benefits from Medicaid – a program that helps low- and middle-income Americans – actually can increase when recipients get married.

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