New England Journal of Medicine blasts Romney's healthcare plans

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    Oct 19, 2012 6:47 PM GMT
    In the spirit of selective quoting a la Newsmax, from this week's NEJM:
    http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1210265
    When Mitt Romney campaigned in 2002 to become governor of Massachusetts, he offered no hint that he would lead the enactment of the most consequential state health care reform law in U.S. history. Yet as early as February 2003, Governor Romney began to intimate his intention to engineer the law promising near-universal health insurance coverage that was enacted in 2006. Though plans touted in campaign rhetoric often differ from subsequent policy actions, this gap is especially relevant in considering potential federal health policy under a President Romney.
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    Which brings us back to Romney's record. His fundamental policy proposal is to undo the ACA, the nation's most consequential health care reform law. His replacement proposals would provide no meaningful security to people who would lose the law's coverage protections. His Medicare and Medicaid proposals would irrevocably transform these programs. His budget and tax proposals would threaten the country's basic health infrastructure as few in living memory have done. One can only hope that if elected President, Romney would surprise the United States as he did Massachusetts.

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    Oct 19, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
    ...and I swear I only clicked on this twice.icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 19, 2012 9:08 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 said...and I swear I only clicked on this twice.icon_lol.gif

    Did it post twice? Sometimes happens to me, too, for no apparent reason.