4/01/2010

Romney Defends MA Healthcare


Yesterday, Mitt Romney, a potential candidate for the Republican nomination for President, defended the [article link] Massachusetts healthcare he helped create while he was governor of MA. He stated the distinctions between his MA healthcare and Obamacare is one where "...solved our problem at the state level. Like it or not, it was a state solution. Why is it that President Obama is stepping in and saying ‘one size fits all’’? One thing he glossed over was the much hated individual mandate that the MA healthcare reform law required. That is the same individual mandate that Obamacare requires. The constitutionality of it is going to be fought in the courts.

This MA healthcare law is the very reason I see little chance for Mitt Romney to win the Republican nomination for President. This is an albatross that he simply can't shake off. The campaign this fall will be about 1) Jobs and 2) Obamacare, in that order. I know a lot of people think Obamacare is what can possibly cause Democrats to lose the House and potentially the Senate. But, if people keep losing jobs (yesterday it was reported 24K more jobs were lost in March), then this issue will surely eclipse Obamacare. I'm against Obamacare. I think it is another entitlement program ripe for corruption and abuse, much like Medicare. We simply can't afford this, not right now anyway. But, again, I think the jobs issue is what can hurt the Democrats this fall. They can't keep blaming George Bush forever. Or can they?


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