Thursday, July 5, 2012

Al Jazeera English: Mitt Romney's health-care dilemma - Opinion

In a 2009 opinion-editorial in USA Today, former Governor Romney suggested his actions in Massachusetts were perfectly suited to US national policy. Romneycare would control costs, keep health care in the private sector and circumvent pressure to create "a European-style single-payer system":

Mittens stated:

Massachusetts also proved that you don't need government insurance. Our citizens purchase private, free-market medical insurance. There is no "public option". With more than 1,300 health insurance companies, a federal government insurance company isn't necessary. ... To find common ground with sceptical Republicans and conservative Democrats, the president will have to jettison left-wing ideology for practicality and dump the public option.

. . . (B)y pushing the issue all the way to the US Supreme Court, Republicans undermined their own objectives and, perhaps, ultimately derailed Romney's run for president.

See Mitt Romney's health-care dilemma - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

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