REMINDER: ObamaCare and RomneyCare are not exactly the same. RomneyCare covers abortions and undocumented immigrants.
I’ve often said that Mitt Romney running against ObamaCare is like Madonna running against Lady GagaCare. ObamaCare is a tribute to what worked in RomneyCare made national. It is already helping save many of the 45,000 Americans who die every year for lack of insurance.
Yep. When ObamaCare passed, 45,000 Americans were dying every year for lack of health care. A preventable 9/11 every month.
When it was signed into law 6 years ago today, RomneyCare was a centrist solution to get nearly everyone covered by health insurance. It was conceived by conservative economists and endorsed by Ted Kennedy. And it helped make the dream of national health care a reality, for now. (Have no doubt, if ObamaCare goes down, millions of Americans will be hurt.)
Mitt Romney used to be proud of RomneyCare he even trumpeted as a national solution, right up until the exact moment that was no longer politically advantageous.
Faced with a Tea Party that hated moderation, Romney, in his Vince McMahon/WWE fashion, changed his mind overnight. Suddenly, his plan was unconstitutional—something he might have wanted to mention when he passed it into law and offered it as a model.
Romney had seized upon one of the Tea Party value he agreed with: inequality. Why should everyone have health care? Let the states decide! Take your stinking paws off mah Medicares that people under 55 won’t get, you damned dirty gubberment!