Confirmed: Romneycare = Obamacare

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    links in article at site.

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    By Michelle Malkin • January 26, 2012 10:32 AM




    Jim Pethokoukis spotlights a new Health Affairs study on how Romneycare laid the foundation for Obamacare, and what it portends for the federal health insurance scene. In short: Expanded government coverage, higher taxpayer costs. Read here for details and analysis. His conclusion:


    The authors conclude that based on the Romneycare experience, Obamacare will improve coverage and not kill employer-based insurance, but containing costs will be a “considerable challenge.” That is probably the avenue Romney should use to a) attack Obamacare and b) present his own national health reform. But this study will perpetuate the meme that Romneycare was the prototype for Obamacare. Santorum hammered Romney on this point at the last debate more effectively than any other candidate throughout this campaign season, probably because he understands the issue better than his rivals. We’ll see if he or Gingrich follows up tonight.

    No surprises, of course. We already heard from Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber in October:


    The Obama administration may have relied much more heavily on Romney’s Massachusetts healthcare legislation as a blueprint for Obamacare than was previously believed.

    White House visitor logs obtained by NBC News revealed that three of Romney’s healthcare advisers had up to a dozen meetings with senior administration officials, including one in the Oval Office presided over by President Barack Obama.

    “They really wanted to know how we can take that same approach we used in Massachusetts and turn that into a national model,” MIT economist and Romney healthcare adviser Jon Gruber told NBC.

    And back in September, I noted the analysis by Suffolk University’s Beacon Hill Institute showing the depths of the economic damage that Romneycare did in the Bay State.

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    Romney’s baggage. It is so heavy:

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    They conveniently ignore the major difference. A state is not the nation.

    It's bullshit.
     
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    its a great idea.

    I give Romney credit for placing Americans over party
     
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    I continue to be dismayed by people on the right who discount the states' rights versus federal rights argument. That is the key constitutional principle Obama has violated.

    Liberal Massachusetts had the right to do this if that's what they chose as a state.

    All 50 states have a right to do this or not.


    Obama's bungles are the violation of the commerce clause and a violation of logic. Even if a national program was a good idea to pursue then at a minimum the nation should wait for the results from a number of state-level experiments and not try to impose one state's solution on our massive country, much less impose that state's solution before the verdict was in about how well that solution had worked and what parts of the state's program might need to be tweaked or abandoned.
     
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    Michelle Malkin :lol: You love all the crazyass wingers.
     
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    The article states ObamaCare was copied from RomneyCare and what RomneyCare is doing to the state of Massachusetts and possible what we all will get to look forward to..


    I don't know what the rest of you are talking about.
     
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    you don't have to read it dear...I don't with hufferpost, thinkprogess, etc etc.
     
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    What we're talking about is that Massachusetts had the right to do that to themselves.

    Obama did not have the right to do it to us.

    There is a HUGE difference.



    Individual states have the right to be liberal or socialistic or whatever. They can do things that the federal government doesn't have the power to do.

    The 10th amendment. Remember that one?
     
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    yes, I understand all that..I'm not arguing against what you said...
    Malkin is just pointing out that RomneyCare is the model for ObamaCare...so you think he is going to be against ObamaCare?
     
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    You think he has a lesser understanding of the 10th amendment than we do?


    Or that he lacks the power to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the Massachusetts program now that a few years have gone by?
     

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