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Romney Health Care

Sober Lessons of the 2012 Election

Ken Allen | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Ken Allen

For Democrats to feel proud of pulling out a squeaker against such opponents should be roughly equivalent to the NFL's Baltimore Ravens exulting over a three-point victory over a high school football team.

Medicare and the Election

Diane Archer | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Diane Archer

Medicare is far from perfect, but it works. Though it's true that Medicare will consume a growing percentage of the GDP in the long-run, it's the dysfunction of our overall health care system that is driving up costs. We cannot risk privatizing it for political expedience.

Jeffrey Young

How Mitt Romney Could Jeopardize The Search For Life-Saving Cures | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

With the stroke of a pen, Mitt Romney could slow the advance of embryonic stem cell research that has the potential to bring cures to ailments includi...

Romney's Health Care Scam: 72 Million Americans Without Coverage

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

Though detailed evidence of Romney's health care scam is in plain sight, the workaday press, focused as it is on the presidential "horse race," has largely given Romney a free pass on what it would actually mean.

Comparing the Affordable Care Act and the Massachusetts Model

Bob Semro | Posted 12.18.2012 | Denver
Bob Semro

With the exception of reforms to federal public programs like Medicare and Medicaid, the long-term results of the Affordable Care Act may be similar to the outcomes achieved in Massachusetts.

Romney's Audacious Romneycare Claim: Good for Mass., Bad for America

Richard Kirsch | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

It takes a lot of brass to trumpet as evidence of your compassion something that you are planning to deny to the 98 percent of Americans who don't live in Massachusetts.

Romney's Talking Points on the Uninsured Are Like the Ones I Wrote When I Was an Insurance Industry Flack

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The reality is that most people who are uninsured are not that way by choice; they have no insurance because they can't afford coverage or can't even find a company willing to sell it to them.

Uninsured People Do Die in Their Homes

Ben Townsend | Posted 12.12.2012 | Detroit
Ben Townsend

Now, I'm an Obama supporter. And I don't think very much of Romney's health care proposals. But I would like to comment on his assertion that uninsured people don't die in their homes. Because I happen to know a person who did.

Romney Repeals Romney

Neil McCarthy | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

When all the dust settles, the long term story on Wednesday's debate will be Romney's debate with himself. On issue after issue, the former Governor was an act of re-invention of self in progress.

Mitt Romney's Campaign Forced To Clarify His Claims After First Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Much of the attention following the first presidential debate in Denver, Colo., Wednesday night has been focused on Mitt Romney's bid to recast himsel...

Jeffrey Young

Romney And Obama Far Apart On Pre-Existing Conditions Despite Claims | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.04.2012 | Business

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney risks developing a pre-existing condition of his own by twisting himself into a pretzel while trying to eq...

Romney's Health Care Plan Costs More, Covers Fewer People

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney's health care plan would cost families more and cover fewer people than Obamacare, according to a pair of recent studies. The health pl...

Romney Health Care Plan May Come With Consequences For You

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

* Romney would widen use of high-deductible plans * Healthcare tax exclusion could become deductions, credits By David M...

Jeffrey Young

Not Good Enough: Why Romney's Wrong About Emergency Rooms, Clinics And The Uninsured | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business

More than 1,000 people are expected to flood the halls of the Dallas Convention Center this Saturday seeking medical care at a one-day event sponsored...

In Ultimate Display of Ignorance, Mitt Romney Claims Emergency Rooms Health Care Option for Uninsured

Mike Watson | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Mike Watson

Essentially, without a health safety net, hospitals will go broke and be forced to layoff employees, provide lesser service or increase basic costs. All three of these things lead to a terrible lowering of standards for America's health care industry.

Romney Health Care Plan Doesn't Address Critical Issue Either

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's health care proposals wouldn't slow rising health care costs or significantly reduce the number of Ameri...

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Searches For A Former Clarity: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Sept. 14 | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

One of the essential charges that's been levied at Mitt Romney by Team Obama Re-Elect is that he has, thus far, refused to offer any specifics in term...

Romney Says "Obamacare Must Be Repealed" After Saying He'd Keep Parts Of The Law

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

One day after causing confusion with a variety of answers regarding his position on Obamacare, more broadly, and his policy towards coverage for those...

Romney's New Health Care Plan

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.10.2012 | Comedy
Chris Weigant

This is breaking news from the Fictional News Service. Gov. Romney has now appeared and has opened up the floor to questions about his new plans for health care reform. We now take you to the podium, live.

Sam Stein

Romney Says He Likes Some Parts Of Obamacare | Sam Stein | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

UPDATE: 8:45 p.m. -- A Romney aide told the National Review that he does not support the Affordable Care Act's ban on discriminating against people wi...

Sam Stein

Santorum Chuckles When Asked To Defend Romneycare | Sam Stein | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Rick Santorum couldn't suppress his laughter Wednesday morning when reminded that he had once declared Mitt Romney to be the...

Laura Bassett

GOP Congresswoman Refuses To Acknowledge Romneycare | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

The morning after Mitt Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul drew heavy criticism from conservatives for invoking Romneycare as a defense against an...

Sam Stein

Romney Was Once The Trendy Choice To Be Obama's Health Care Czar | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

This all could have been avoided. In the early days of his administration, President Barack Obama faced a staffing crisis. The person he had tappe...

Did Romney Stay Employed by Bain to Keep His Health Insurance?

David Callahan | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
David Callahan

There are any number of reasons why Romney might not have wanted to sever his ties with Bain. But here's one that nobody has yet explored: So his wife, Ann, would not lose her health insurance as she battled with multiple sclerosis.

Romneycare: Brain Dead on Arrival

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

In truth, Romneycare is nothing more than a motley collection of Republican talking points.