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Re: Romneycare in Massachusetts

August 29, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

To the editor:

I don't get it.

1. Candidate Romney has bragged about achieving universal health care in Massachusetts when he was governor there. The latest bragging was recent. He used the plan for health care that was developed by a conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation. Now, the overwhelming majority of people in Massachusetts are pleased with their health care plan.

2. In the last presidential election campaign, candidate Barack Obama promised, if elected, he would implement what is essentially the Massachusetts plan nationwide, because 47 million American citizens were without coverage. The American people approved, and he was elected overwhelmingly.

3. True to his promise, President Obama put the Affordable Care Act in place (essentially the Romneycare plan from Massachusetts.) Both Romneycare and Obamacare are conservative, leaving health care in the insurance market.

4. Once President Obama and Congress put the Affordable Care Act in place, modeled on Romneycare, candidate Romney and colleagues began to hit him over the head with it. They continue to do so. What is wrong with this picture?


Donovan Russell




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