Skip to comments.Arlen Specter: Romneycare a Blueprint for Obamacare
Posted on 03/27/2012 5:47:58 PM PDT by Mozilla
Former Sen. Arlen Specter, who played a key role in passage of President Obamas healthcare reform legislation, confirms to NewsmaxTV that the Senate considered Gov. Mitt Romneys healthcare reform in Massachusetts as solid precedent for Obamacare.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV on Monday, Specter was asked what role Romneycare played in the formulation of Obamas healthcare reform legislation.
Governor Romneys plan for medical care had the mandate. Thats the key part of Obamacare, the mandate that people have to have insurance, Specter says.
Millions of dollars are spent each year, perhaps billions, on people who get free medical care. It costs every American a thousand dollars for the people who are uninsured, and this is an interstate problem. Romneys plan came up all the time as a solid precedent to pass the Obamacare plan.
I looked at what the act provided. You had the precedent of Massachusetts, it wasnt overwhelming but it was significant and it definitely was a precedent.
Specter was the 60th and deciding vote that enabled passage of Obamacare in the Senate. Polls now show that most Americans do not want Obamacare as a whole.
But Specter stands by his support for the bill.
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Any chance he may pass away soon? I figured it would sort of be like a Joe Paterno scenario when he lost...
” Former Sen. Arlen Specter, who played a key role in passage of President Obamas healthcare reform legislation”
The Aging Whore....
Obamacare has been sitting in some Democrats desk for many many years
LOL! Well-stated. Arlen pulled his head out of his sphincter long enough to exhale some flatulence.
Arlen pulled his head out of his sphincter long enough to exhale some flatulence.
and here I thought it was all going to his brain.
He needs to be put back in his room. Who let him out?
>> Former Sen. Arlen Specter, who played a key role in passage of President Obamas healthcare reform legislation
And the man that helped Specter retain his Senate is now vying for the GOP nomination. Romney/Santorum — what a team.
It costs every American a thousand dollars for the people who are uninsured, and this is an interstate problem. Romneys plan came up all the time as a solid precedent to pass the Obamacare plan.
The problems are that a)cost shifting is due to government intervention to begin with and b) forcing people to buy insurance is creating commerce not regulating commerce.
Specter is a moron.
Go back to dead, Arlen. It suits you.
Ex Senator Arlen helped give us the following nightmare:
Dictator Baby-Doc Barack has ALWAYS ignored The US Constitution, ESPECIALLY with Obamacare.
The cancer of Obamacare now has invaded World Finances as Obama last week choose a Public health expert for the World Bank Presidency.
Romney has promised to Repeal and REPLACE Obamacare.
Senator (R Tn) Son-of-a-Mitch McConnell has promised to Repeal and REPLACE Obamacare.
According to Michelle Bachmann (R Min), there are currently over 10, 000 REGULATIONS attached to Obama”care.”
The major problem with THE NINE SUPREMES is that they are chosen for political reasons by the POTUS, and then they vote as an un-accountable democracy, for a Nation that is NOT a Democracy, but a REPUBLIC.
As a result, THE NINE SUPREMES commonly vote 5 to 4 on most issues. Constitutionality is seldom a consideration, and their up-coming ruling on Obamacare will prove my point.
Now is the time to stand and deliver to address our grievances to the dictates of the Left.
Oppose the dictates of Dictator Baby-Doc Barack!
Our ONLY chance to ABOLISH Obamacare rests with THE NINE SUPREMES, because Romney will be defeated by Obama.
IMHO, if Romney is anointed as the RNC Nominee, THE main issue in the National Election, Obamacare, will be taken off the campaign table. Hence, Romney will not only lose, but suffer another crushing, and sadly typical, RINO defeat.
To those who want poster ideas, here are a few ideas for demonstration posters:
Obamacare was robo-signed by Congress, and is therefore illegal.
Obamacare was 2409 pages long, and is still being written, but not by Congress: witness the forced contraception coverage recently added by HHS Regulators.
Obamacare has caused The Catholic Spring.
Obamacare reduces competition, and therefore is illegal by the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.
Obamacare is designed to be a US Federal Government monopoly, with no competition.
Obamacare also is illegal according to the US Constitution, because it violates our freedom of choice.
Will THE NINE SUPREMES notice any of these three violations? I seriously doubt it.
BTW, impeached Bill Clinton proved that the US President is above US Federal Law, so anything that the President wants he gets, regardless of the Federal Laws that he has violated.
It doesn’t matter... the states can do this... it is a states issue and not a federal issue...