October 25, 2015

IF HE'D RUN ON THAT TRUTH HE MIGHT HAVE WON:

Mitt Finally Admits: Romneycare Gave Us Obamacare (Andrew Kirell. 10/23/15, Daily Beast)

At the center of Romneycare was an individual mandate for Massachusetts residents to purchase health insurance or face fines. While that is also a crux of the Affordable Care Act, the former Republican nominee has repeatedly dismissed the comparison by suggesting his law was never meant to be applied nationwide.

However, while memorializing the recently deceased Staples founder Tom Stemberg on Friday, Romney finally admitted the similiarities: "Without Tom pushing it, I don't think we would have had Romneycare," he confessed. "Without Romneycare, I don't think we would have Obamacare. So, without Tom a lot of people wouldn't have health insurance."

A campaign taking credit for the signal conservative achievement of a universal mandate and the assertion that he was uniquely qualified to fix the problems with a plan that didn't imitate his closely enough would have resonated better than repudiating his own record.

Posted by at October 25, 2015 10:33 AM
  

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