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"Conservative" Romney pushed for individual mandate in Massachusetts health care law, emails show

 
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"Conservative" Romney pushed for individual mandate in Massachusetts health care law, emails show
Mitt Romney has distanced himself from the health care reform bill he signed as governor of Massachusetts amid criticism the law bears more than a passing resemblance to Obamacare, which he's repeatedly pledged to repeal if elected in November.

But a series of emails obtained by the Wall Street Journal reveals Romney was actively engaged in negotiating the specifics of the 2006 Massachusetts bill and that he and his top aides championed a provision identical to one in President Obama's law requiring individuals to have or buy health insurance.

The so-called individual mandate is at the heart of most conservative criticism of Obama's health care law, with many Republicans calling the provision unconstitutional. But in 2006, emails obtained by the Journal under a public records request show, Romney and his top aides pressed for an individual mandate even when Massachusetts Democrats weren't yet embracing such a proposal.

According to the emails, Romney personally drafted a Wall Street Journal op-ed that defended the individual mandate. Romney's draft, slightly different from the final version that was ultimately published, insisted taxpayers ultimately foot the bill when the uninsured seek health care—an argument that has been echoed by the White House in defending Obama's bill.

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Obamacare is based on Romneycare. Very ironic that Romney
will now be running against the very health policy that he
invented.
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Got news for ya.

There are no conservatives in politics.

There are only extreme left democrats and moderately-left republicans.

......
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Mitt Romney wears flip-flops.
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Mitt Romney wears flip-flops.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14851391


lol
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Mitt Romney wears flip-flops.
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And magic underwear!!
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Federal versus State mandate genius.
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Federal versus State mandate genius.
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It's the idea that it's socialized health-care.

Why?

Because when the tax payers have to fund bloated insurance/medical costs, the big pharma gets to charge whatever they want.

United States already pays more for less in terms of health care.

The people lining these big politicians pockets WANT socialized medicine because it's just another way to loot the Treasury.

Romney is NOT conservative... he's barely a Republican.
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We need reform in the way we are charged for the service of medicine (and in a tangent, the cost of medical schooling) NOT in how to keep paying exhorbant, unfair, prices
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Mitt Romney wears Ron Pauls dirty diapers
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LOL you just now remember this?

People will be pissed if/when he is elected pres and pushes his own version of Obama/Romney care.

They will use the rulings of SCOTUS to draft a new law fixing any failures of the first version.
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Orobme-care
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Obamacare is based on Romneycare. Very ironic that Romney
will now be running against the very health policy that he
invented.
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I said this is what would be the situation a year or more ago. I figured that since the election process is now a complete and total farce, with too much money to be made by forcing everybody to buy worthless health insurance, there was no way they would allow it to be repealed, so they put romney or obama up for our "Free election," with absolutely the same consequences and absolutely NO choice.
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It might actually be hard to separate out government from large corporations at this point. This is what you call a fascist government.
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Big deal. This should make any Obama voter turn over to Romney.
Romney supports the health care bill you so love AND knows how to run a business.
If you are going to critcize him. maybe you shouldn't complain about his policies that match Obamas.
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Big deal. This should make any Obama voter turn over to Romney.
Romney supports the health care bill you so love AND knows how to run a business.
If you are going to critcize him. maybe you shouldn't complain about his policies that match Obamas.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14881771


Well said! this is old news...
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Thread: WTF?! Obama says he’ll portray Romney as extreme LIBERTARIAN!!!

lol
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