INCOVENIENT TRUTH THE GOP DOESNT WANT U TO KNOW: ROMNEYCARE IS A SUCCESS!

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    Apr 16, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
    http://factcheck.org/2011/03/romneycare-facts-and-falsehoods/

    ■The major components of the state and federal law are similar, but details vary. The federal law put a greater emphasis on cost-control measures, for instance. Massachusetts is just now tackling that.
    The state law was successful on one big goal: A little more than 98 percent of state residents now have insurance.
    ■Claims that the law is "bankrupting" the state are greatly exaggerated. Costs rose more quickly than expected in the first few years, but are now in line with what the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation had estimated.
    ■Small-business owners are perhaps the least happy stakeholders. Cheaper health plans for them through the state exchange haven’t materialized, as they hoped.
    ■Despite claims to the contrary, there’s no clear evidence that the law had an adverse effect on waiting times. In fact, 62 percent of physicians say it didn’t.
    Public support has been high. One poll found that 68.5 percent of nonelderly adults supported the law in 2006; 67 percent still do.
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    Apr 17, 2011 2:44 PM GMT
    I have always said that Romney-Care could actually turn out to be a positive for Romney in 2012 rather than a negative. Say what you want about it, but Romney-Care did serve as a model of sorts for Obama-Care, and you have to give Romney credit for at least trying something ground-breaking and getting it done on the state level. Is it perfect? No, not by a long-shot. But neither was the first Ford Model-T, but that didn't stop Henry Ford from transforming the economic and social fabric of the 20th century with his assembly line technique to produce cars that could be afforded by everyone.
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    Apr 17, 2011 2:47 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI have always said that Romney-Care could actually turn out to be a positive for Romney in 2012 rather than a negative. Say what you want about it, but Romney-Care did serve as a model of sorts for Obama-Care, and you have to give Romney credit for at least trying something ground-breaking and getting it done on the state level. Is it perfect? No, not by a long-shot. But neither was the first Ford Model-T, but that didn't stop Henry Ford from transforming the economic and social fabric of the 20th century with his assembly line technique to produce cars that could be afforded by everyone.


    Now please convince the GOP of this---and we'll all love you X
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    Apr 17, 2011 2:54 PM GMT
    TigerTim said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI have always said that Romney-Care could actually turn out to be a positive for Romney in 2012 rather than a negative. Say what you want about it, but Romney-Care did serve as a model of sorts for Obama-Care, and you have to give Romney credit for at least trying something ground-breaking and getting it done on the state level. Is it perfect? No, not by a long-shot. But neither was the first Ford Model-T, but that didn't stop Henry Ford from transforming the economic and social fabric of the 20th century with his assembly line technique to produce cars that could be afforded by everyone.


    Now please convince the GOP of this---and we'll all love you X



    That's Romney's job -- and I believe he will attempt to do just that. icon_wink.gif
  • rnch

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    Apr 17, 2011 2:58 PM GMT
    romney has been my best choice and hope for the GOP in the next Presidential election.
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    Apr 17, 2011 3:09 PM GMT
    It's never been a GOP secret that Romney care has been in success in MA, but you can't compare it to Obama care. What worked in MA will not work nationally.



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    Apr 17, 2011 3:12 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI have always said that Romney-Care could actually turn out to be a positive for Romney in 2012 rather than a negative. Say what you want about it, but Romney-Care did serve as a model of sorts for Obama-Care, and you have to give Romney credit for at least trying something ground-breaking and getting it done on the state level. Is it perfect? No, not by a long-shot. But neither was the first Ford Model-T, but that didn't stop Henry Ford from transforming the economic and social fabric of the 20th century with his assembly line technique to produce cars that could be afforded by everyone.


    Now ..... Haha .... try to get Romney to admit that icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 17, 2011 3:25 PM GMT
    If it includes mandating that someone purchase insurance simply because they are existing, that is a big problem already.
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    Apr 17, 2011 7:15 PM GMT
    Draper saidIt's never been a GOP secret that Romney care has been in success in MA, but you can't compare it to Obama care. What worked in MA will not work nationally.

    ok here it comes..


    Why?
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    Apr 17, 2011 10:33 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    Draper saidIt's never been a GOP secret that Romney care has been in success in MA, but you can't compare it to Obama care. What worked in MA will not work nationally.

    ok here it comes..


    Why?


    "Living in New Hampshire, you've heard of our healthcare program next door in Massachusetts. You may have noticed that the President and his people spend more time talking about me and Massachusetts healthcare than Entertainment Tonight spends talking about Charlie Sheen.

    Our approach was a state plan intended to address problems that were in many ways unique to Massachusetts. What we did was what the Constitution intended for states to do—we were one of the laboratories of democracy.

    Our experiment wasn't perfect—some things worked, some didn't, and some things I'd change. One thing I would never do is to usurp the constitutional power of states with a one-size-fits-all federal takeover.

    I would repeal Obamacare, if I were ever in a position to do so. My experience has taught me that states are where healthcare programs for the uninsured should be crafted, just as the Constitution provides. Obamacare is bad law, bad policy, and it is bad for America's families.

    The federal government isn't the answer for running healthcare any more than it's the answer for running Amtrak or the Post Office. An economy run by the federal government doesn't work for Europe and it won't work here.

    The right answer is not to believe in European solutions. The right answer is to believe in America—to believe in freedom, free enterprise, capitalism, limited government, federalism—and to believe in the constitution, as it was written and intended by the founders."

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2011/03/07/134329380/mitt-romney-abolish-obamacare-romneycare-was-different
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    Apr 17, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
    In response to Draper, sounds like someone who is running for president talking out both sides of his mouth and attempting to distance himself from his own policies. icon_lol.gif