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Mitt Romney on Health Care

October 11, 2011 at 10:01 P.M.

SEE ROMNEY’S HEALTH CARE FLIP-FLOP AT WHICHMITT.COM.

 

ROMNEY WANTED HIS HEALTH CARE PLAN TO GO NATIONAL…

  • Romney On Massachusetts Health Care Reform: If There Are “National Implications And Applicability, That Would Be Wonderful.” [AP, 4/5/06]

    • Romney: In Massachusetts I “Was Able To Put In Place A Plan That Helped Get Health Insurance Premiums Down, And Get All Of Our Citizens Insured. If We Can Do That Nationally, We Help…The Entire Nation.” [CNN, 1/14/08]
    • 2007: Romney Said That The Massachusetts Plan “Will Be A Model For The Nation.” [Newsweek, 4/16/10]

 

…AND HE GOT HIS WISH: ROMNEY’S HEALTH CARE PLAN IS JUST LIKE THE FEDERAL HEALTH CARE PLAN

  • Romney: “There Are Some Similarities Between What We Did In Massachusetts And What President Obama Did.”  [Fox News Debate, Iowa, 8/11/11]
  • “Romney Is In The Awkward Position Of Taking Credit For” Romneycare “Which Has Extended Coverage To 98% Of The Population, While Denouncing Obama’s Version As Overreaching And Unaffordable.” [USA Today, 6/23/11]
  • PolitiFact: “The Truth Is That There Are An Awful Lot Of Similarities Between The Plan He Signed In Massachusetts In 2006 Often Call ‘RomneyCare’ And The One That President Barack Obama Signed In 2010.” [Politifact, 5/18/11]

 

ROMNEY SUPPORTS POLICIES THAT WOULD END MEDICARE AS WE KNOW IT

  • Romney Said “Yes” He Would Sign The Ryan Plan That Would Have Restructured Medicare. “On health care, Romney responded "yes" when asked if he would sign the plan written by Rep. Paul Ryan that would restructure Medicare if it reached his desk as President, but quickly added that he would be offering his own plan.” [ABC News, 6/2/11]

    • WSJ: “The [GOP Budget] Plan Would Essentially End Medicare.” [Wall Street Journal, 4/4/11]
  • Romney Said He Supported The House-Passed Cut, Cap And Balance. At a media availability in Los Angeles, Mitt Romney said, “I think the right course for the president is to accept the cut cap and balance proposal that has been passed by the House.” [New York Times, 7/20/11]

 

REALITY: THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT LOWERS HEALTH CARE COSTS FOR ALL, AND ENHANCES THE QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE FOR ALL AMERICANS

  • Because of Health Care Reform, 102 Million Americans Will No Longer Have A Lifetime Limit On Their Insurance Policies. [Whitehouse.gov, Accessed 09/12/11]
  • Under Health Care Reform, 4,015,300 Small Businesses Will Be Eligible For A Health Care Premium Tax Credit. [Families USA, 03/2011]
  • 3,440,000 Uninsured Young Adults Are Eligible To Stay On Their Parents’ Plans Because Of The Affordable Care Act. [Families USA, 03/2011]

    • Approximately 1 Million More Young Adults Have Insurance After The Implementation Of Health Care Reform’s Provision Within The First Year Of Implementation. [Forbes, 09/21/11]
  • 4,952,100 Children With Pre-existing Conditions Are Protected Under The Affordable Care Act. [Families USA, 03/2011]
  • Under The Affordable Care Act, 3,665,000 Medicare Beneficiaries Received A Prescription Drug Rebate Check In 2010. [Families USA, 03/2011]
  • 45,918,500 Medicare Beneficiaries Have Access To Free Preventive Health Services Because Of Health Care Reform. [Families USA, 03/2011]
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