Skip to comments.Gingrich ’06 Memo: “Agree Entirely With Gov. Romney” on Health Care
Posted on 12/27/2011 7:11:11 AM PST by Outlaw Woman
To conservatives, the biggest strike against Mitt Romney is the health care plan he put in place in Massachusetts, but Newt Gingrich lavished praise on Romneys plan after it was passed in 2006.
We agree entirely with Governor Romney and Massachusetts legislators that our goal should be 100 percent insurance coverage for all Americans, Gingrich wrote in 2006.
And, Gingrich wrote, the key to achieving that goal was doing what Romney did in Massachusetts: Requiring everybody...
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While in theory the plan should be affordable if the whole state contributes to the cost, the reality is that Massachusetts has an exhaustive list of health coverage regulations prohibiting insurers from offering more basic, pared-down policies with higher deductibles. (This is yet another reminder that America must establish a cross-state insurance market that gives individuals the freedom to shop for insurance plans in states other than their own.)
In our estimation, Massachusetts residents earning little more than $30,000 a year are in jeopardy of being priced out of the system. In the event that this occurs, Governor Romney will be in grave danger of repeating the mistakes of his predecessor, Mike Dukakis, whose 1988 health plan was hailed as a save-all but eventually collapsed when poorly-devised payment structures created a malaise of unfulfilled promises. We propose that a more realistic approach might be to limit the mandate to those individuals earning upwards of $54,000 per year.
Gingrich is McCain with an encyclopedia I figured that out weeks ago.
Attacking Newt because he agreed with Romney while pushing for Romney.
It’s a crazy world.
Yesterday was bash Ron Paul day.
Today seems to be bash Newt Gingrich day.
Newt agreed entirely with Romney's Massachusetts health care plan, he sat on a love seat with Nancy Pelosi to make TV ads promoting Al Gore's fraudulent global warming program. He made millions working with Freddie and Fannie when they were promoting subprime mortgages to increase home ownership among minorities. He attacked Paul Ryan for “right wing social engineering” and he worked with Al Sharpton to promote leftist education policies and giving taxpayer money to black racists.
Can someone explain to me why they think Newt Gingrich is a honest, principled conservative?
Newt is the anti-Christ. Don’t you get it yet?
The media bashes everyone but Romney. I wonder what they’re up to? /s
I’m not going to say he’s an “honest, principled, conservative”,
but I will state that this attack consists of the logic fallacy of conflating support for a statewide (ie, constitutional) system with support for a federal, unconstitutional system.
Gingrich supports amnesty, manmade global warming, the individual mandate, etc. I am sure the really good stuff is being held until/if he gets the nomination. Gingrich is a loose cannon who has been on both sides of every issue.
Well then, if you are so damned smart, then why are you too frigging dense to unerstand that you are paving the road, free and clear, for Romney and Obama?
Oh. I forgot “geniuses” like yoursef, aren’t bothered by thinking ahead.
Romney's tried the above statewide excuse, but it hasn't held water with most conservatives. Sounds like Newt is on the same page. Why is he given a pass?
As usual, a 5 year old article attacking Newt for agreeing with Romney. Except, as usual, Romney has taken all sides of every argument and therefore it is impossible to agree or disagree with a position as slimey as Romney’s.
It’s time to ask what will this candidate do for us as President.
The only one in the room with no track record before his election is the current present voting, present and malleable POTUS/Totus, but then again, his record and rhetoric have so little in common that you really can’t hold him to anything but Holder and Holder’s people.
This crap is getting old. Show me a candidate who will try to attack Obama personally and I will have an interest.
You are nothing more than a dog chasing it’s tail, thinking that something new and exciting is happening every time.
I guess ABC News really is trying to help pick the candidate that would be in the best interest of conservatives. /s
Anything from the MSM has to be taken with a truckload of salt.
Because as a congressman and as speaker Newt’s record was pretty damn conservative.
I can't because I don't.
Why not attack Romney? (The right thing to do) Who has done far more to ruin Conservatism than Newt ever thought of doing by actual deeds as Governor.
Oh I forgot. It matters more to take down the best chance we have of winning this election, and increasing our numbers in the House and Senate.
You may as well just support Romney outright and stop this stealth/covert effort to take down all of his opposition.
LOL. You frothing at the mouth Newtbots have allowed your obsessive hatred of Romney to embrace a thrice married, RINO like Gingrich who has supported amnesty, manmade global warming, expansion of Medicare, and individual mandates and is the only sitting Speaker ever to receive an overwhelmingly bipartisan reprimand from Congress. There are real conservatives in the race like Santorum and Bachmann. The choice isn’t just between Romney and Gingrich.
I agree with your point. Newt Gingrich's support for the Massachusetts health care plan is not at all comparable to supporting Obamacare or working to get Obamacare passed.
In fact, if this was the only time Newt had gone against conservative principles I would so it is ok, no candidate is perfect.
My point is that this is part of a pattern by Newt to support any policy that he thinks is expedient to promote his own career. The many examples I gave support this point. But now, when trying to get conservative votes, Newt pretends to be a conservative. I think Newt is an opportunist who will say anything to get elected but does not believe in the things he says.