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RNC Live: Romney’s Health Care Hypocrisy

So Romney actually said little more than the empty, vicious platitudes I posted below. No joke, he essentially regurgitated conservative talking points from the 1980s, as though our circumstances today are exactly like they were a quarter-century ago.

One particular transgression to note. Romney blustered that liberals “would grow government and raise taxes to put more people on Medicaid.” But the health care plan he ushered in while governor of Massachusetts mandates that every citizen has health insurance, subsidizes insurance for poor people, and introduced easier ways for poor people to get acess to Medicaid. In February, the Boston Globe reported that:

The subsidized insurance program at the heart of the state’s healthcare initiative is expected to roughly double in size and expense over the next three years – an unexpected level of growth that could cost state taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars or force the state to scale back its ambitions.

So essentially, Romney is vilifying his own health care plan as sinister machinations. Nice one, Mitt.

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September 3, 2008 Posted by | Health Care, John McCain, Republicans | , , , | Leave a comment