Romney Defends Mass. Health Care Law As ‘Right For The State’

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Mitt Romney says last year’s Democratic-passed health care law is a federal government takeover of health delivery.  But he says his somewhat similar Massachusetts law was right for his state.

The likely Republican presidential candidate on Thursday defended the law enacted in 2006 when he was Massachusetts governor. Both the state and federal laws require people to obtain health insurance.

WBZ’s Jon Keller is at large:

Romney said his program was a state solution to a state problem. He said the Obama-backed law is a power-grab by the federal government to impose a one-size-fits-all plan on all 50 states.

Many conservatives say Romney should distance himself from the Massachusetts law’s mandated insurance coverage.

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  • Susan

    Willard v4.0 – still delusional after all these years, only nowt without the tie.



  • mikey

    Obama in 2012. He’ll be re-elected president. As his 60 Minutes interview proved, he’s still the master at selling it. Meanwhile, this country is no longer circling the drain – we’re going down it. God help us.

  • emom

    Romney needs to shut up,,, he is useless,,, the healtcare in this state is awefull,,, Like what this state offers us is worth it ,, ITS NOT…. yeah yeah yeahh,, I know be gratefull. yeah tell that to all the seniors that have to pay so much yet get so little,,,,, healtcare has gone to hell,…

  • graywolf

    Romney is a fool. His plan here is a near carbon copy of Obamas. He continues to spew rhetoric. Of course people across the rest of the country may not realize how similar the plans are. The plan here lacked what Obama’s lacked – a way to stop private companies from continuing to raise their prices. As far as the state offered plans, all are very good for what you pay and if you can’t afford to pay the price of private insurance.


    Health care in the hands of insurance companies is no better than in the hands of government.

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  • hojo

    Healthcare costs are too high because the cost of healthcare is too high. I know, it sounds like nonsense, but it’s true. Everyone jumps on the insurance companies, but they are not the only culprits. They must increase premiums if their costs increase. They are not blameless, but what about the pharmaceutical companies, and doctors that order unnecessary tests, and hospitals that delay discharges or encourage admissions that aren’t necessary, and everyone who is driving up the cost of medical treatment.

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