Skip to comments.Romney Says He Likes Parts of 'Obamacare'
Posted on 09/09/2012 7:01:46 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
"Of course there are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I'm going to put in place," he said in an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." ''One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage."
Romney also said he would allow young adults to keep their coverage under their parents' health-insurance.
Those provisions have been two of the more popular parts of Obama's Affordable Care Act.
"I say we're going to replace Obamacare. And I'm replacing it with my own plan," Romney said. "And even in Massachusetts when I was governor, our plan there deals with pre-existing conditions and with young people."
(Excerpt) Read more at statesman.com ...
The guy thinks like a manager, but not from first principles.
I'm still voting for him, but damn!
nobody will insure if pre-existing conditions must be paid for. this guy is an ass.
Yeah I too will vote for him knowing full well that under Romney government will continue to grow and we will still be headed to hell on earth. What a choice.
Yup...he thinks he got the conservative vote locked up. Now he’s going to the mushy middle and slightly left of middle....which is where he’ll govern from.
To the headline: I am not surprised.
Romney has said this before and his advisers have said he is not going to repeal obamacare.
How anyone is shocked by this is a mystery.
So much for holding his feet to the fire.
Hey Mitt - When your opponent is losing the argument SHUT UP.
So much for being able to hold his feet to the fire.
What an idiotic thing to agree with. Pre existing conditions coverage spells doom in any capacity for any insurance company. Is it possible he says this kind of moronic babble because he’s talking to a bunch of libtards and he wants a positive spin on his interview? Maybe he doesn’t mean it? Nah. Wishful thinking I guess.
No one who has paid any attention at all will be surprised by this. Government forcing individuals, doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies to do whatever government wants. That’s Romneycare in a nutshell—including taxpayer funded abortions and sex change operations requested by jailed criminals—like it or not.
Well, that will hold his feet to the fire.
You know Romney ****** *******
The insurance companies have already said they would keep
that provision if Obamacare is repealed.
Republicans don’t know how to play the game.
They are not smart in politics.
They don’t know how to communicate.
The whole point is why does the federal government CONTROL
the health insurance companies in what they can offer?
THEY MUST OFFER IT, or probably get a hefty lawsuit/fine from the
ROmney you SUCK
In the interview, Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, also said he would offset his proposed tax cuts by closing loopholes for high income taxpayers.
"We're not going to have high-income people pay less of the tax burden than they pay today. That's not what's going to happen," he said.
"I can tell you that people at the high end, high-income taxpayers, are going to have fewer deductions and exemptions. Those numbers are going to come down. Otherwise they'd get a tax break. And I want to make sure people understand, despite what the Democrats said at their convention, I am not reducing taxes on high-income taxpayers," Romney said.
Romney makes decision based on the given tide. He wants to be liked by everyone and thus becomes submissive. That is not the definition of a leader. May God help us.
Any way you slice it, we’re screwed.
Any way you slice it, we’re screwed.
These two provisions are already enacted are the cost falls on the end-user, not the government. I hope they create a provision that places these people in a unique pool and that, if I purchase private care, I can opt out of it and keep my costs lower. I hope they enact tort reform and I want to see them enable state-to-state portability and HSA flexibility too. If there is a plan in NC that pays better and doesn’t offer coverage to 26yo slackers and sex changes, I should be able to buy that.
The largest part of Obamacare, the mandate is what people most closely associate with, will be overturned no doubt but there will be parts of the legislation that will stay in place because they have already been enacted. That bell has already been rung and all the bitching, moaning and name calling won’t change that fact.
I am sure the last few days Obama is taking notes to add to his debate. Romney going to have hard time explaining his position.
Romney said many times during the primary process, I want to tax the 1% more.
Romney said many times during the primary process, I like much of obamacare.
He’s the candidate, it’s just irritating so many people fell for the GOPe line “he’s the only guy who can beat obama”.to so
Anxiously awaiting the Free Republic Romney Etatist Protection Team to calm the storm of “Collectivist Romney” mispeak or whatever this guy said and make sure all is well because the other guy “sucks worse” (Or something like that). Man America is so screwed...either way.
I’m not voting for Romney and this is just another reason not to.
The other week his speech about energy independence spoke of “North American energy independence” which means he sees the US, Canada and Mexico as one economy like the European Union.
The old Bush RINO North American Union plan, in other words.
A great device to break down borders and flood the US with cheap labor from the South. Business money behind Romney loves that idea.
Ryan speaks of “opportunity” with a “safety net.”
Ryan denounces Obama for a “welfare state” yet wants to keep it in place as a “safety net.” Entitlements and the 16 trillion dollar debt they feed remain.
Ryan’s plan to balance the budget 10 years plus out is not a conservative solution, its just a delaying tactic until the debt bubble bursts and politicians impose Greek style austerity measures on us.
They will raise taxes and cut entitlements at the same time.
There is no desire by the RINO GOP to cut entitlement programs at all.
The people are bolts.
We will be handgun torqued or airgun torqued -
we are still torqued.
Keep running your mouth Romney. Victory should be a cakewalk and this guy going to blow it.
“The guy thinks like a manager, but not from first principles.” Well said. That’s it exactly.
No I don’t like it but go ahead and tell people they will lose those benefits and see if you can win the election.
This is true across the spectrum, no one is willing to tell people we are going to cut anything.
OPEN MOUTH....INSERT FOOT, U MORON!!!
Can't this idjit just STFU about this (and other issues us Cons are NOT in favor of) for the next 7 weeks or so?
It is difficult enough for us to hold our noses and vote for you without rubbing salt in the wounds
Quit pandering to the "undecided" and so called "Independents."
I swear to God, if this RINO is elected (the SAME as it was with Bush, thanks to John Kerry being his Demo-Rat opponent) it will be ONLY because of who (Dear Reader) he is running against.
If ANYONE else but Kerry had opposed W, they would have beat him easily!!!
Yep, either way November 7 will just be another day in the land of central planing “bliss”.
“nobody will insure if pre-existing conditions must be paid for.”
I don’t know... This is a problem area. As things go now, if your wife gets, say breast cancer at 35 and beats it, she is basically uninsureable for the rest of her life. That puts her in a real tough spot... Perhaps rules could be written that would keep people from gaming the system and still allow her to get insurance.
For instance, If she is insured at the time of her initial diagnosis and covered for the breast cancer, then the insurance industry can’t consider it a preexisting condition for future policies.
Just a thought...
I need to clarify my post.
The politicians will “cut” programs by 5 or 10 percent in austerity mode when the Greek time for this country comes, but will not cut completely the welfare state system we now have in place.
They need to do the latter, but not the former.
The Ryan plan to “balance the budget” ten years plus kicks the can down the road giving time for the calamity to reach us, then we get the tax hikes and spending cuts of austerity.
The article's wording did not seem right - why would Romney undo what he has been trying to accomplish? I wonder if the paper is endorsing Obama again...
Sigh. Coverage of pre-existing conditions is perhaps the worst part of Obamacare. That's not insurance anymore, it's welfare.
Gee, more of the same ideas that are driving us broke.
This is depressing. I’ve just made up my mind that I’m not going to vote in the presidential election and just vote for as many conservatives on the local and national level as possible. My state is deeply blue anyway so it doesn’t matter.
And when in power proceed to expand programs rather than cut the programs you were trying to conceal in order to get elected. Republicans are not playing “poker” with the central planners, they are playing poker with gullible fools who read into their “conservatism” while admiring strategic elements to conceal their “planned cuts”, lol.
We knew it was coming.
The MSM sets the stage, the fools get on and dance.
Time to begin preparing for impeachment.
>> This is depressing.
Is this really news to you?
in this case i think what the wife might need is healthcare, not insurance. why force a third party company, whose purpose is to take the gamble on risk to lose. that ain’t america
Limbaugh will not defend obamacare, I don’t know what Hannity believes because most of the time he rambles.
Limbaugh can hardly choke down enthusiasm for Romney, Hannity gushes over anyone willing to come on his show.
A few weeks ago somebody from the Romney campaign called and started off by saying that Romney would, as his first act, repeal Obamacare. I said no way would Romney do that. They guy tried to argue but had the losing side. I did not contribute.
RINO BETTER REMEMBER 70% OF THE PRIMARY VOTERS WANTED SOMEONE OTHER THAN HIM
Obamacare is NOT AN ISSUE he needs to talk about- he knows we all hate it- that issue is SETTLED- why would he start talking about it again?
STA"Y OFF THE LIBTARD MEDIA STATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The OBAMA GREAT RECESSION IS THE ISSUE TO ALK ABOUT
America suffers from the same foolishness that led us into WWII, devastated the world, and almost cost us Western Civilization.
Voices that speak up intelligently are put down. This means smart people can’t run the country smartly. We can pray the disaster won’t be the worst possible when it comes.
It would be nice if some great leader could explain this to people and avoid catastrophe. It’s certainly not happening right now.
I bet he does!