Monday, August 27, 2007

Dissecting Mitt Romney's Health Care Plan

Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor, unveiled his detailed health care reform plan this past Friday. Today, conservative magazine National Review Online published responses to Romney's plan from various health care experts.

Among those experts questioned is John Goodman, President and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

Goodman writes:

Mitt Romney is the only U.S. politician who can credibly claim to have created universal health care coverage. His Massachusetts Health Plan may yet falter; but so far he has walked the walk, while his Democrat opponents have only chattered. He alone owns the health care issue. [...] In taking the Massachusetts plan nationwide, Romney has left most of the bad features on the cutting room floor. There is no individual mandate, no employer mandate, and no managed competition. States would have the opportunity to go their own way.

SOURCE: "Dr. Romney Goes National" 08/27/07
photo courtesy of Cathy Kaplan

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