Why Doesn't Obama Use Romney Care as an Example?

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    After all MA already has its version of forced health insurance purcahses in place for over year.

    Could it be that since the inception of Romney Care in MA that health care costs have risen and insurance premiums have seen the highest rise in the nation?

    Mitt Romney's Big-Government Health Care Plan - Forbes.com

    Report: Mass. health premiums continue to rise - Boston.com

    Massachusetts' Obama-like Reforms Increase Health Costs, Wait Times | Michael F. Cannon | Cato Institute: Commentary

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    Maybe I just answered my own question.
     
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    More importantly why don't the Republicans use Romney-care as an example of what will happen if Obama-care passes?
     
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    Probably because the progressive Republicans would, in reality, like to see it passed. They're just not brave enough to vote it in.
     
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    Then the more conservative of the Republicans - there must be some - need to put this up front and show what will happen if Obama-care passes.
     
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    I wonder why Obama has dismissed the GOP idea to encourage the states to implement state programs providing healthcare if that is what they want to do. In other words, field test on smaller scales some of the ideas the Democrats claim will absolutely work.

    For instance one of the selling points of Obamacare is that his plan will bring down costs and lower insurance premiums. That has not been the case in Massachusetts.
     
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    I wonder if you took another comparable state to massachusetts that has not passed any health care reform, if their cost of health care for their citizens had gone up EVEN MORE than massachusett's insurance cost rise?

    That would be good to know, if we are trying to determine whether a complete failure or not....
     
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    If they were smart enough to adopt Romney care as their model, it would negate Romney as a candidate, and suck the wind from the sails of that fraction of the GOP that has backed Romney and opposed Obamacare.
     
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    Why don't the Republicans use Romney-care as a reason why Romney should not be president?
     
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    That's a valid point, despite my desire to slam Obama's healthcare, I'd like to see some actual hard evidence - from a non-biased source.... which is, sadly, all but impossible these days.
     
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    But WHY would this NEED a federal push....?

    WHY didn't all the States take this upon themselves, as a handful did....there was nothing stopping them? I think the States failed their own citizens... while sitting idly by hoping for the Fed's to take care of this?
     
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