On July 1 of this year, a universal health care plan for all state residents went into effect in Massachusetts. The plan was pushed through by governor -- and 2008 Presidential candidate -- Mitt Romney.
With an article in yesterday's Miami Herald, writer Steven Thomma ponders why Romney has not been talking about the Massachusetts model, or health care in general, in his campaign.
Aides say the Massachusetts plan wouldn't work nationally, and Romney has no plans to propose a nationwide version.
Romney spokesperson Kevin Madden says that the omission of the Massachusetts health care plan from TV ads is not intentional, and that Romney is discussing reform with voters in town hall meetings. According to Thomma, however, Romney doesn't want to apply the Massachusetts model to the country.
SOURCE: "Healthcare Success Proves Tricky for Romney" 07/15/07
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