Friday, August 10, 2012

Romneycare vs. Obamacare

Via: The Daily Beast

It amazes me that most Americans don’t seem to know this.  Romneycare has resulted in coverage of 98 percent of the citizens of Massachusetts.  Only about one percent of small businesses opt out.  The idea that it’s a states rights thing has been blown away by the Supremes.  That Mitt is running against his own successful health care plan is proof of the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican platform.  The Republican party stands for nothing other than keeping taxes low on rich people.

Romneycare and Obamacare Differ Only in Inconsequential Ways

by Josh Dzieza Mar 6, 2012 1:16 PM EST

Romney is struggling to distance himself from the health-care law he passed while governor of Massachusetts, and no wonder—the state and federal plans are virtually identical.No other issue--not his wealth, his 15 percent tax rate, or “corporations are people, my friends”--has given Mitt Romney as much trouble as the health care law he passed while governor of Massachusetts. Each of Romney’s opponents has taken a shot at the law Tim Pawlenty dubbed Obamneycare, pointing out again and again that it was the inspiration for President Obama’s reform so loathed by the Republican base. At a town hall rally in Ohio Monday, a Romney supporter pleaded for the candidate to give her something to say to critics. "I understand that Romneycare was good for Massachusetts at the state level, whereas Obamacare is federally mandated," she said. But "I don't know what the fundamental differences between the two [are] and I really would like your assistance with being able to tell others."  [article continues here]

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