Romney Admits He Won’t End ObamaCare

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Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather deal with Romney and get Obama out of office as soon as possible, but don’t let Romney fool you folks……….

At the end of this video Romney admits he will keep large parts of Obamacare.

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Mitt Romney Touted the Individual Mandate as an Example for the Nation as Recently as 2009

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Mitt Romney had his own Romneycare in Massachusetts and was the model for Obamacare….do you really think Romney will repeal Obamacare?

You may recall from the 20 GOP presidential debates this season that front-runner Mitt Romney is fond of talking abouthis signature Romneycare initiative in Massachusetts with formulations such as this:

I’ve made it very clear [….] this is something that was crafted for Massachusetts. It would be wrong to adopt this as a nation.

You may also recall, through our coverage here at Reason, that this claim is a provable lie. The latest evidence for which is this July 2009 Romney op-ed in USA Today that’s been making the rounds. Headline (emphasis mine): “Mr. President, what’s the rush? Obama could learn a thing or two about health care reform from Massachusetts. One, time is not the enemy. Two, neither are the Republicans.”

Relevant section, with my bolding:

For health care reform to succeed in Washington, the president must finally do what he promised during the campaign: Work with Republicans as well as Democrats.

Massachusetts also proved that you don’t need government insurance. Our citizens purchase private, free-market medical insurance. There is no “public option.” With more than 1,300 health insurance companies, a federal government insurance company isn’t necessary. It would inevitably lead to massive taxpayer subsidies, to lobbyist-inspired coverage mandates and to the liberals’ dream: a European-style single-payer system. To find common ground with skeptical Republicans and conservative Democrats, the president will have to jettison left-wing ideology for practicality and dump the public option.

Our experience also demonstrates that getting every citizen insured doesn’t have to break the bank. First, we established incentives for those who were uninsured to buy insurance. Using tax penalties, as we did, or tax credits, as others have proposed, encourages “free riders” to take responsibility for themselves rather than pass their medical costs on to others. This doesn’t cost the government a single dollar. Second, we helped pay for our new program by ending an old one — something government should do more often. The federal government sends an estimated $42 billion to hospitals that care for the poor: Use those funds instead to help the poor buy private insurance, as we did.

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