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Romney Says He Likes Parts of 'Obamacare'
Austin Statesman ^ | 9/9/12 | AP

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 ...


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Yup. Romney reverts to form. In his official gubernatorial statehouse portrait, he chose to be painted with a copy of his Cuban healthcare bill.

The guy thinks like a manager, but not from first principles.

I'm still voting for him, but damn!

1 posted on 09/09/2012 7:01:51 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

nobody will insure if pre-existing conditions must be paid for. this guy is an ass.


2 posted on 09/09/2012 7:04:00 AM PDT by jjw
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


3 posted on 09/09/2012 7:04:10 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


4 posted on 09/09/2012 7:04:16 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC

Face palm...


5 posted on 09/09/2012 7:06:03 AM PDT by Dansong
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


6 posted on 09/09/2012 7:06:47 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Hey Mitt - When your opponent is losing the argument SHUT UP.


7 posted on 09/09/2012 7:08:40 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: DouglasKC

So much for being able to hold his feet to the fire.


8 posted on 09/09/2012 7:09:36 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


9 posted on 09/09/2012 7:09:39 AM PDT by albie
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


10 posted on 09/09/2012 7:09:53 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
I'm still voting for him, but damn!

Well, that will hold his feet to the fire.

11 posted on 09/09/2012 7:10:35 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (You ain't holding anybody's feet to the fire ya lousy limp noodle.)
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To: svcw

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
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

ROmney you SUCK


12 posted on 09/09/2012 7:10:35 AM PDT by preamble
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
From the same article/interview...

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.

13 posted on 09/09/2012 7:12:18 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


14 posted on 09/09/2012 7:12:48 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: all the best

Any way you slice it, we’re screwed.


15 posted on 09/09/2012 7:15:20 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: all the best

Any way you slice it, we’re screwed.


16 posted on 09/09/2012 7:15:38 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: All

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.


17 posted on 09/09/2012 7:18:34 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Dansong

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.


18 posted on 09/09/2012 7:20:03 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Jane Long

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


19 posted on 09/09/2012 7:21:43 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


20 posted on 09/09/2012 7:22:05 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


21 posted on 09/09/2012 7:23:32 AM PDT by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: rollo tomasi

The people are bolts.
We will be handgun torqued or airgun torqued -
either way
we are still torqued.


22 posted on 09/09/2012 7:25:02 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


23 posted on 09/09/2012 7:25:10 AM PDT by Ray76
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To: newnhdad
Yeah that's the ticket, been hearing that ever since the promise of a push back by Republicans concerning the Great Society programs. “Too big to fail or too big of a program that overturning the legislation is politically impossible.” When you win you lose with Republicans. The jig is up as debt and liabilities are becoming hard to control; we do not need political wimps at the head, while the fire breathers are well under control by the top pragmatics and K street pimps.
24 posted on 09/09/2012 7:30:25 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas; cripplecreek
Curse Romney's sudden but inevitable betrayal!
25 posted on 09/09/2012 7:30:53 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


26 posted on 09/09/2012 7:32:08 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
I'm still voting for him, but damn!

Amen!

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!!!

27 posted on 09/09/2012 7:33:01 AM PDT by neveralib
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To: svcw

Yep, either way November 7 will just be another day in the land of central planing “bliss”.


28 posted on 09/09/2012 7:34:21 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

29 posted on 09/09/2012 7:34:41 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: jjw

“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...


30 posted on 09/09/2012 7:36:32 AM PDT by babygene
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To: Nextrush

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.


31 posted on 09/09/2012 7:36:47 AM PDT by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Not sure how trustworthy it is. From Wiki: The Statesman endorsed George W. Bush in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections[5], and Republican governor Rick Perry along with every other Republican incumbent in 2006.[citation needed] In the 2008 presidential election, however, the paper endorsed Barack Obama.

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...

32 posted on 09/09/2012 7:37:46 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
...things that I like in health care reform that I'm going to put in place...One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage

Sigh. Coverage of pre-existing conditions is perhaps the worst part of Obamacare. That's not insurance anymore, it's welfare.

33 posted on 09/09/2012 7:38:08 AM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Gee, more of the same ideas that are driving us broke.


34 posted on 09/09/2012 7:38:22 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Nextrush

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.


35 posted on 09/09/2012 7:38:50 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: rollo tomasi
Romney may be dumb enough to lose this election. Now, as he continues his lunge to the Left, he loses more of his small conservative base. His expectation seems to be to get some Democrats and Weak Indepants. It is more likely that the Democrats will return to form and vote for their greedy all pay and no work party. The muddled Independents will vote for who has the best hair or tan or however the TV tells them to vote.
I wonder if this policy reversal will give Mr. Romney a jump in the polls. We should know in a few days. I will get a kick out of listening to Rush and Hannity defend Obamacare under a fig leaf of Romneycare.
If Romney wins, we, the people, will get Obamacare with a different name, an untra Liberal social agenda, extremely Liberal appointments to the Supreme Court, strong anti gun legislation, and, last, but not least, much higher taxes except for some of his cronies.
TWB
36 posted on 09/09/2012 7:41:31 AM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: Andrei Bulba
“This is true across the spectrum, no one is willing to tell people we are going to cut anything.”

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.

37 posted on 09/09/2012 7:42:05 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: KC_Lion

We knew it was coming.


38 posted on 09/09/2012 7:43:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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The MSM sets the stage, the fools get on and dance.


39 posted on 09/09/2012 7:47:06 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Time to begin preparing for impeachment.


40 posted on 09/09/2012 7:47:30 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Mitts, please don't bring up your liberal intention before the election because it causes lite principled conservsative to convulse.
41 posted on 09/09/2012 7:48:14 AM PDT by deadrock
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To: snarkytart

>> This is depressing.

Is this really news to you?


42 posted on 09/09/2012 7:49:05 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: babygene

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


43 posted on 09/09/2012 7:52:55 AM PDT by jjw
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To: libertylover
"That's not insurance anymore, it's welfare."

Well maybe Romney will cover the costs through his own bank account, signed Free Republic Romney Etatist Protection Team. PS, the other guy sucks worse you perfectionist! Remember, vote for enormous pragmatic central planning, vote Romney.
44 posted on 09/09/2012 7:53:16 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: TWhiteBear

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.


45 posted on 09/09/2012 7:53:42 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


46 posted on 09/09/2012 7:54:03 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
GRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.........................~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RINO BETTER REMEMBER 70% OF THE PRIMARY VOTERS WANTED SOMEONE OTHER THAN HIM

47 posted on 09/09/2012 7:55:11 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: P.O.E.
"Hey Mitt - When your opponent is losing the argument SHUT UP."

EXACTLY~!!

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

48 posted on 09/09/2012 7:57:41 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: rollo tomasi

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.


49 posted on 09/09/2012 7:58:26 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I bet he does!


50 posted on 09/09/2012 7:59:33 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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