Ann Arbor, Mich. — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) said he wouldn’t apologize for the healthcare plan he installed during his time in office.

Romney defended the plan that critics, including many conservatives, have derided as “RomneyCare,” explaining that it would be dishonest for him to jettison his plan.

In a presentation at the University of Michigan’s Cardiovascular Center, Romney said that even though it might to be to his political benefit to apologize for the plan, he wouldn’t do so.

“I presume that a lot of folks would think that if I did that it would be good for me politically,” he said. “But there”s only one problem with that: It wouldn’t be honest.”