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  • Massachusetts ditches RomneyCare health exchange

    05/06/2014 12:23:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/5/14 5:35 PM EDT | Kyle Cheney
    RomneyCare’s pioneering health insurance exchange is headed for the scrap heap. Bay State officials are taking steps this week to junk central parts of their dysfunctional health insurance exchange—the model for President Barack Obama’s health care law—and merge with the federal enrollment site HealthCare.gov. The decision is part of an expensive plan that would occur alongside a parallel, last-ditch attempt to still build a working state system. The state on Monday announced the hiring of hCentive, a Virginia-based contractor that helped construct the Kentucky and Colorado exchanges. The company would rush to build a viable state exchange in time for...
  • Romney opposes GOP strategy that led to government shutdown [Mitt criticizing Tea Party]

    10/03/2013 4:56:32 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 48 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 2, 2013 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said before giving a speech at the University of Utah Wednesday that shutting down the government is the wrong way to oppose the nation's new health care law. Romney repeated his concerns about the strategy against the Affordable Care Act employed by some Republicans in Congress, including Utah Sen. Mike Lee, that led to the shutdown of the federal government on Tuesday. "My view is that Republicans, elected Republicans, almost universally agree that Obamacare is problematic for the economy and for the American family," he said in response to a...
  • GOP tension grows as Tea Party senators push off ObamaCare vote

    09/26/2013 11:56:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 104 replies
    FOX News ^ | Sept 26, 2013
    Republican tensions grew Thursday as Tea Party-aligned senators rejected a bid to speed up the vote on a bill to fund the government while defunding ObamaCare, with one senior lawmaker accusing his colleagues of posturing -- as the chances of a government shutdown increased. The flurry of activity occurred late Thursday afternoon on the Senate floor. With lawmakers facing a Sept. 30 deadline to pass a spending bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tried to get approval to hold key votes on Thursday, in order to give the House more time to consider the legislation. But Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah,...
  • Rove: GOP's defunding ObamaCare strategy only helps Obama

    09/20/2013 3:17:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    FOX News ^ | Sept 20, 2013 | Greta/Rove
    Video at link.
  • Obamacare - Delay, Defund, Remove

    09/18/2013 4:41:27 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 09/18/13 | LD Jackson
    We all know Obamacare is coming down the pike. October 1 is just around the corner and the Obamacare "navigators" are itching to start signing people up and move them into the health insurance exchanges that are such a big part of the legislation. We have heard countless speeches from President Obama, all of them telling us his signature legislation is a good thing for all Americans. He has told us that repeatedly and at the same time, accused the Republicans of wanting to prevent Americans from obtaining the health care insurance they need. That's out of the left side...
  • GOP can do better than Obamacare for a fraction of the cost

    09/10/2013 2:14:36 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2013 | By Jennifer Rubin
    Obamacare was sold on the promise of affordable, universal care with no increase in the debt. Oh, and you were going to keep your insurance. It is none of these things. Even Obamacare’s most ardent defenders (who actually bought the Congressional Budget Office hooey about the impact on the debt) are forced to recognize that Obamacare will leave 30 million Americans uncovered. Considering the taxes, increase in debt, dislocation and cost increases inflicted on the American people, it seems we are getting very little bang for billions of bucks. -------------------------------------------------------------------------snip---------------------------------- A market-based reform agenda could deliver much more positive results...
  • Romney spokesperson cites Massachusetts health law (as a plus)

    08/08/2012 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 49 replies
    Polutico ^ | Wednesday August 8, 2012
    A Mitt Romney spokesperson offered an unusual counterattack Tuesday to an ad in which a laid-off steelworker blames the presumptive GOP nominee for his family losing health care: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor’s universal health care law. “To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News. “There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President [Barack] Obama’s...
  • Is this real?

    07/18/2012 8:24:35 AM PDT · by thesaleboat · 19 replies
    Email | Unknown | Unknown
    At age 76 when you most need it, you are not eligible for cancer treatment see page 272 What Nancy Pelosi didn't want us to know until after the healthcare bill was passed. Remember she said, "pass it and then read it!!." Here it is! ______________________________ Obama Care Highlighted by Page Number THE CARE BILL HB 3200 JUDGE KITHIL IS THE 2ND OFFICIAL WHO HAS OUTLINED THESE PARTS OF THE CARE BILL. Judge Kithil of Marble Falls, TX - highlighted the most egregious pages of HB3200 Please read this........ especially the reference to pages 58 & 59 JUDGE KITHIL wrote:...
  • Romney Campaign Declares Cease Fire on Health Care.

    07/03/2012 8:13:43 AM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 155 replies
    lauraingraham.com ^ | 07/03/12 | Laura Ingraham
    July 3, 2012 Romney Campaign Declaring Cease Fire on Health Care Posted by Staff In the aftermath of the Supreme Court health care ruling, the early conventional wisdom was that an unfavorable health care ruling at the court would be good for Republicans politically, even as it was a serious policy setback for conservatives. But that's not shaping up to be the case. Mitt Romney, after giving a brief statement decrying the decision, has been virtually silent on criticizing the health care law. He's been on vacation and his campaign has been giving off clear signals that it doesn't want...
  • Romney breaks with GOP, says mandate is a penalty, not a tax

    07/02/2012 1:01:28 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 54 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 07/02/12 02: | the hill
    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign broke with congressional Republicans on Monday by arguing that the individual mandate upheld by the Supreme Court last week is a penalty, not a tax. http://thehill.com/video/campaign/235855-romney-team-agrees-with-obama-mandate-not-a-tax Duck duck who's got the Duck ?
  • Palin revives 'death panels' claim ahead of Supreme Court decision

    06/26/2012 1:32:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Hill's Healthwatch ^ | June 25, 2012 | Sam Baker
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Monday revived her inflammatory accusation that President Obama's healthcare law creates "death panels." Palin used her Facebook page to capitalize on the publicity surrounding the Supreme Court's upcoming healthcare decision. She said she wanted to take the opportunity to stand by comments in a 2009 Facebook post that touched off a firestorm of controversy. "I stand by everything I wrote in that warning to my fellow Americans because what was true then is true now, and it will remain true as we hear what the Supreme Court has to say," Palin said in Monday's...
  • Top doctor's chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year

    06/20/2012 2:19:52 AM PDT · by roughman · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail | 20 June 2012 | Steve Doughty
    NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday. Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly. He claimed there was often a lack of clear evidence for initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway, a method of looking after terminally ill patients that is used in hospitals across the country. It is designed to come into force when doctors believe it is impossible for a patient to...
  • Elderly patients 'helped to die to free up beds', warns doctor

    06/20/2012 2:57:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/20/12 | Donna Bowater
    Professor Patrick Pullicino has claimed that doctors are using a care pathway designed to help make people's final days more comfortable as an equivalent to euthanasia. The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is used in hospitals for patients who are terminally ill or are expected to die imminently. Under the pathway, doctors can withdraw treatment, food and water while patients are heavily sedated. Almost a third of patients - 130,000 - who die in hospital or under NHS care a year are on the LCP. Professor Pullicino said he believed the LCP was being used as an "assisted death pathway" with...
  • The Conservative Case For Single Payer Health Care (Its the Competitiveness, Stupid)

    06/16/2012 7:50:50 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 57 replies
    Harry's Place ^ | 06/16/2012 | Andrew McMurphy
    On the surface, the title of this article seems paradoxical. How can any conservative in the USA even contemplate the concept of the government creating a single-payer health insurance system covering all Americans and, in effect, ending private major medical health insurance? In this post I hope to make the conservative case for a single payer incontrovertible for those occupying the centre-right politically. Conservatives are supposed to be the defenders of business. Yet our current health care system works as an albatross around the neck of American business. Likewise, the piecemeal reforms of ObamaCare seem only to make some problems...
  • How Romney Pushed State Health Bill

    06/05/2012 6:30:09 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 5, 2012 | MARK MAREMONT
    When Mitt Romney left office as Massachusetts governor, his aides removed all emails from a server computer in the governor's office, and purchased and carted off hard drives from 17 state-owned personal computers, according to a current state official. But a small cache of emails survived, including some that have never publicly surfaced surrounding Mr. Romney's efforts to pass his now-controversial health-care law. The emails show the Republican governor was closely engaged in negotiating details of the bill, working with top Democratic state leaders and drafting early copies of opinion articles backing it. Mr. Romney once trumpeted the overhaul as...
  • Who Is Mike Leavitt, Leading Mitt Romney's Transition Team? (making big money from Obama Care)

    06/04/2012 3:23:51 PM PDT · by dennisw · 20 replies
    theatlantic. ^ | JUN 4 2012
    The former Bush cabinet member is a close confidant of the GOP presidential contender, but his support for a key part of Obamacare has conservatives furious. *He has been a prominent backer of one element of Obamacare. Even as Obamacare has become the GOP's bete noire, Leavitt has vocally backed one provision of the law: state-level health-insurance exchanges. As part of the law's expansion of insurance, these exchanges allow citizens to shop for insurance from private companies, and if they qualify they can use federal subsidies to purchase coverage. Insurance companies accepted various strictures -- most notably, the ban on...
  • Further Proof Romney Supported a National Individual Mandate In 2009

    04/20/2012 11:55:19 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    RedState.com ^ | March 3rd, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    As I mentioned yesterday, back in 2009 Mitt Romney took to the pages of USA Today to tell President Obama that as he came up with a healthcare plan he should consider using “tax penalties” as Massachusetts did or “tax credits, as others have proposed” to help cover the costs of health care. The “tax penalties” is Mitt Romney’s individual mandate, a key portion the Obama Administration has credited all along as having been embraced in Obamacare. Since pointing out yesterday that, in his own words, Mitt Romney supported a national individual mandate, his supporters have gone totally insane on...
  • New Romney Healthcare Czar, Pam Bondi, on Greta defending RomneyCare and his Healthcare Task Force

    04/15/2012 2:38:31 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    I have not been able to find the entire On The Record Bondi interview, either in video OR professional transcript, so I transcribed it myself. Hopefully the full segment video, with transcript, will become available, so any mistakes I may have made can be corrected. Below is the transcription of Greta's Pam Bondi interview, transcribed directly from the TV segment [the later rebroadcast]. (Note: In the rebroadcast, there was a second or two in which there was a loss of audio and a black screen; I have noted it in the transcript] Greta's 1-27-2012 interview On The Record with Pam...
  • See the Liar Romney Defend the Mandate BEFORE Obama was even Elected!

    04/12/2012 6:06:25 PM PDT · by publius321 · 140 replies
    "Whoa Nellie! Where did THIS come from? The Fox News network, with its deep bench of producers, associate producers and “investigative journalists” didn’t have access to these video clips? Of course they did. The truth is that this is about as scandalous as the Machiavellianism their sister company Sky News engaged in their phone tapping/hacking scandal that caused Rupert Murdoch’s son James to resign in humiliation. Fox news apparently sat on these clips as though they didn’t exist – just as they CONCEALED the fact they damned well knew – that Mitt Romney repeatedly lied to us and his challengers...
  • Doctors call for end to 45 common medical tests

    04/04/2012 11:22:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 68 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 4/4/12 | msnbc.com news services
    WASHINGTON — Old checklist for doctors: order that test, write that prescription. New checklist for doctors: first ask yourself if the patient really needs it. Nine medical societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American College of Cardiology, representing nearly 375,000 physicians are challenging the widely held perception that more health care is better, releasing lists Wednesday of tests and treatments their members should no longer automatically order. The 45 items listed include: * Don't repeat colonoscopies within 10 years of a first such test * Don't perform early imaging for most back pain * Don't do...
  • REPORT: Mitt Romney Proposed Charging A Fee For Being Mentally Retarded

    04/02/2012 11:02:09 PM PDT · by syriacus · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    It is pretty well-known among political junkies that Mitt Romney imposed a lot of new fees in Massachusetts to balance the budget without raising taxes. But what is not well known is how crazy and offensive these fees could be. Here are the two craziest we could find: Romney Charged A Fee For Being Blind.[snip] Romney Also Proposed Imposing A Fee On The Mentally Retarded
  • Romney Told Catholic Hospitals to Administer Abortion Pills

    03/28/2012 12:32:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A defining moment in Mitt Romney's post-pro-life-conversion political career came in his third year as governor of Massachusetts, when he decided Catholic hospitals would be required under his interpretation of a new state law to give rape victims a drug that can induce abortions. Romney announced this decision — saying it was the "right thing for hospitals" to do — just two days after he had taken the opposite position. The story begins in 1975, when Massachusetts enacted a law that said, "No privately controlled hospital .. shall be required to permit any patient to have an abortion ... or...
  • Confirmed: Romneycare = Obamacare

    03/28/2012 11:21:14 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    michellemalkin.com ^ | January 26, 2012 10:32 AM | Michelle Malkin
    Jim Pethokoukis spotlights a new Health Affairs study on how Romneycare laid the foundation for Obamacare, and what it portends for the federal health insurance scene. In short: Expanded government coverage, higher taxpayer costs. Read here for details and analysis. His conclusion: The authors conclude that based on the Romneycare experience, Obamacare will improve coverage and not kill employer-based insurance, but containing costs will be a “considerable challenge.” That is probably the avenue Romney should use to a) attack Obamacare and b) present his own national health reform. But this study will perpetuate the meme that Romneycare was the prototype...
  • Plouffe: Romney 'Godfather' of Obamacare

    03/25/2012 9:23:03 PM PDT · by stpio · 1 replies
    NBC's - Meet The Press ^ | Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 10:17 AM | By Paul Scicchitano
    The Democrats have begun to point out the fact. Do we have a true conservative, a moral candidate? Romney Care supports abortion. Mitt has flip flopped on abortion depending on the electorate. _ _ _ Plouffe: Romney 'Godfather' of Obamacare Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 10:17 AM By Paul Scicchitano White House senior adviser David Plouffe on Sunday labeled Mitt Romney the “godfather” of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law. Plouffe, running interference for Obamacare with appearances on four talk shows on the eve of Supreme Court arguments on the law, said the administration is “confident in the constitutionality” of President Obama’s...
  • Elderly dying due to 'despicable age discrimination in NHS'

    03/25/2012 8:15:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/25/12 | Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
    Thousands of elderly people are dying unnecessarily early because ‘despicable’ age discrimination in the NHS is denying them treatment for cancer, a charity has warned. A lack of treatment or insufficient treatment is contributing to 14,000 deaths a year in people over the age of 75, Macmillan Cancer Support has found, in what it called an ‘unacceptable act of discrimination’. Deaths from cancer are reducing in most age groups but at a slower rate in those aged 74 to 84 and are increasing in people aged 85 and over, the report said. The report, The Age Old Excuse: the under...
  • State Demands Child Take Cancer-Causing Drugs

    03/23/2012 6:54:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | March 16, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    In what is being seen as a preview of a fully implemented Obamacare, government officials in Michigan are demanding that a 9-year-old child follow standard procedure and take a dangerous course of cancer medications that can cause additional cancer – even though the boy has had three scans indicating an absence of the disease. The case is being fought on behalf of Ken and Erin Stieler and their son Jacob by attorneys with the Home School Legal Defense Association. The organization concerns itself with home school rights, responsibilities and restrictions but also intercedes in cases that could have a significant...
  • Obamacare drives up health care costs for everyone (We told you so!)

    03/16/2012 4:14:09 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    sf gate ^ | 3/16/2012 | Sally C. Pipes
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released their annual report on health care spending in America. And surprise, surprise - spending continues to grow. It amounted to 17.9 percent of the nation's gross domestic product in 2010, or $2.6 trillion. But the annual rate of growth was lower than it had been most of the past 50 years - just 3.9 percent. Naturally, the Obama administration took credit for this sliver of good news. "Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, we're keeping costs down and making health care more affordable," wrote Nancy-Ann DeParle, deputy chief of staff for...
  • New Guidelines Advise Less Frequent Pap Smears (Obama's war on women and rationed healthcare)

    03/15/2012 3:24:14 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    ny times ^ | 3/14/2012 | By TARA PARKER-POPE
    The annual Pap smear, a cornerstone of women’s health for at least 60 years, is now officially a thing of the past, as new national guidelines recommend cervical cancer screening no more often than every three years. In recent years, some doctors and medical groups, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2009, began urging less frequent screening for cervical cancer. Even so, annual Pap smear testing is still common because many women are reluctant to give up frequent screening for cervical cancer. The new guidelines, issued on Wednesday by the United States Preventive Services Task Force, replace...
  • What's Mitt Romney's biggest problem?

    03/14/2012 11:54:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    cnn ^ | Jack Cafferty
    Another Tuesday, another failure by Mitt Romney to line up the party faithful behind him. Not only did Romney lose yesterday's contests in Alabama and Mississippi, but he finished third in both, putting him behind Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Even though Romney remains well ahead in the delegate count and even though he'll still likely win the nomination, he just can't put those nagging doubts among conservatives to rest. CNN political contributor Paul Begala writes for The Daily Beast that Romney has gone from inevitable to unelectable: "Somebody strap him to the roof of one of his Cadillacs and...
  • Romney’s Blunt problem with the pro-life movement

    03/12/2012 1:55:29 AM PDT · by koinonia · 4 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | March 2, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    "I have received numerous e-mails over the last 36 hours asking if Mitt Romney really flip-flopped on his support of the Blunt Amendment, a motion to re-establish employers’ religious freedom over health insurance coverage. He did not, despite frantic coverage of his answer to a confusingly worded question from an Ohio reporter. But his reply signals that pro-lifers have a far deeper problem with the Republican presidential hopeful: he’s disengaged from our issues, dismissive of our concerns, and disinclined to give us the time of day..." read more... http://www.lifesite.net/news/romneys-blunt-problem-with-the-pro-life-movement
  • BREAKING: Mitt Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate

    03/02/2012 4:15:43 PM PST · by red flanker · 140 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | March 2, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Had Michigan not been as close, the Democrats would have waited to spring this on us in the general election. Luckily we have it now and I hope Ohio voters are paying attention. In July 2009, Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed in USA Today urging Barack Obama to usean individual mandate at the national level to control healthcare costs. On the campaign trail now, Mitt Romney says the individual mandate is appropriate for Massachusetts, but not the nation. Repeatedly in debates, Romney has said he opposes a national individual mandate. But back in 2009, as Barack Obama was formulating his...
  • 2008 Romney: We will fight to get health care for all Americans

    02/29/2012 2:28:54 PM PST · by James Thomas · 6 replies
    THE rightscoop ^ | February 29, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    Our friend Andrew at Buzzfeed dug up something that should make America facepalm:
  • How disastrous was Santorum’s endorsement of Specter? Can you say "Obamacare?"

    02/08/2012 3:37:31 PM PST · by red flanker · 124 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 30, 2011 | William A. Jacobson
    Rick Santorum backed Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey in 2004. It was a tough race with Toomey mounting a credible, well-financed challenge. Toomey’s candidacy, by his own estimation, was one of the precursors to the Tea Party movement: The “battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party” between big spending moderates and committed conservatives that was evident in 2004 may have inspired subsequent Tea Party efforts, Toomey suggested. Despite losing out on key endorsements from leading Republican figures in 2004, Toomey believes his primary campaign created a strong foundation for conservative activism that translated into victory in 2010....
  • Coulter Care - Schooling Ann Coulter on the individual mandate

    02/08/2012 5:22:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | February 8, 2012 | Peter Ferrara
    Sorry, Ann. I have adored you as a commentator, as you know, and appreciate your kind words about me in the past. But in discussing the individual mandate in your piece last week, "Three Cheers for RomneyCare," you honestly don't know what you are talking about. In the process, you are transgressing on my own work and past policy achievements, and grossly undermining the policy and political case against Obamacare. Read on, and I will explain in full. It was me, working for and with conservative health policy guru John Goodman, who first rang the alarm bell for conservatives over...
  • THREE CHEERS FOR ROMNEYCARE! (Coulter Finally Officially Signs Ownership of Soul Over to Mittens)

    02/01/2012 4:41:10 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 140 replies
    AnnCoulter.com ^ | 02/01/12 | Ann "Mitt's OTHER Wife" Coulter
    If only the Democrats had decided to socialize the food industry or housing, Romneycare would probably still be viewed as a massive triumph for conservative free-market principles -- as it was at the time. It's not as if we had a beautifully functioning free market in health care until Gov. Mitt Romney came along and wrecked it by requiring that Massachusetts residents purchase their own health insurance. In 2007, when Romneycare became law, the federal government alone was already picking up the tab for 45.4 percent of all health care expenditures in the country. Until Obamacare, mandatory private health insurance...
  • Blood Money-Mitt Romney

    01/29/2012 2:02:03 AM PST · by plenipotentiary · 22 replies · 3+ views
    mittsbloodmoney.com ^ | Jan 27, 2012 | Winning our Future
    Debating in Tampa, Florida in late-January, while falsely characterizing Newt Gingrich’s income from his government consulting work, Mitt Romney denied that Bain did “any work with the government like Medicaid and Medicare”. Now we learn that Bain, under Romney’s “supervision”, purchased and ran the Damon Corporation, who pled guilty to Federal conspiracy charges as a result of tens of millions of dollars in systemic Medicare fraud committed under Romney’s and Bain’s control. Damon was fined over $119-million which was, at the time, the largest criminal healthcare fine in Massachusetts history and Mr. Romney’s participation was characterized in 1996 by Corporate...
  • New Romney Healthcare Czar, Pam Bondi, on Greta defending RomneyCare and his Healthcare Task Force

    01/28/2012 3:18:49 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 64 replies
    I have not been able to find the entire On The Record Bondi interview, either in video OR professional transcript, so I transcribed it myself. Hopefully the full segment video, with transcript, will become available, so any mistakes I may have made can be corrected. Below is the transcription of Greta's Pam Bondi interview, transcribed directly from the TV segment [the later rebroadcast]. (Note: In the rebroadcast, there was a second or two in which there was a loss of audio and a black screen; I have noted it in the transcript]Greta's 1-27-2012 interview On The Record with Pam Bondi...
  • Romneycare, Bain Capital, 2012, and the Lost Opportunity to Assail Obamacare

    01/28/2012 9:18:27 AM PST · by reegs · 6 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | 01/10/2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    Moreover, as a political argument, how will Romney be able to employ our most potent weapon in a way that won’t be perceived as hypocritical? Try to imagine a general election debate over healthcare between Romney and Obama: Romney: “Obamacare is a disaster.” Obama: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. People outside of the exchange will be unaffected by the changes. Further, Mr. Romney, we actually got the ideas of subsidized healthcare exchanges and the individual mandate from you. Weren’t they pretty successful in Massachusetts?”
  • We’re Screwed… Florida AG Pam Bondi Says Mitt Wants Romneycare In Every State (Video)

    01/28/2012 8:56:09 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 28,2012 | jim Hoft
    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, a Romney supporter, let the cat out of the bag last night. The Florida Republican told Greta Van Susteren that Mitt wants Romneycare in every state. She also said she would be on Romney’s Health Care Advisory Team when he’s president .Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi who’s fighting to repeal ObamaCare appeared on Greta, tonight, defending RomneyCare. She says Romney’s health care plan is not the same as ObamaCare and, in fact, Romney’s plan reduces costs. She goes on to say that Romney wants all states to impose similar laws (including mandates) and that she...
  • Confirmed: Romneycare = Obamacare

    01/28/2012 1:22:19 AM PST · by OPS4 · 55 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 1/26/12 | Michelle Malkin
    The Beacon Hill Institute study found that, on average, Romneycare: •    cost the Bay State 18,313 jobs; •    drove up total health insurance costs in Massachusetts by $4.311 billion; •    slowed the growth of disposable income per person by $376; and •    reduced investment in Massachusetts by $25.06 million. And remember that RomneyCare relied on FedGovCare as a sturdy crutch: “He also noted the state’s health-care costs have been heavily subsidized by billions of dollars in federal aid through a Medicaid waiver program.”
  • Blood Money of Mitt Romney (Video)

    01/27/2012 1:19:33 PM PST · by OPS4 · 41 replies
    Winning our future back ^ | 1/26/12 | Winning our future back
    Debating in Tampa, Florida in late-January, while falsely characterizing Newt Gingrich’s income from his government consulting work, Mitt Romney denied that Bain did “any work with the government like Medicaid and Medicare”. Now we learn that Bain, under Romney’s “supervision”, purchased and ran the Damon Corporation, who pled guilty to Federal conspiracy charges as a result of tens of millions of dollars in systemic Medicare fraud committed under Romney’s and Bain’s control. Damon was fined over $119-million which was, at the time, the largest criminal healthcare fine in Massachusetts history and Mr. Romney’s participation was characterized in 1996 by Corporate...
  • Romney Adviser Norm Coleman Goes Off Message on Health Care

    01/25/2012 11:44:54 AM PST · by true believer forever · 23 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 24, 2012 | W. James Antle, III
    Former Sen. Norm Coleman is advising Mitt Romney. He has also advised us not to get our hopes up about Obamacare repeal. "You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president," Coleman told BioCentury This Week television in an interview that aired on Sunday. "You can't whole-cloth throw it out. But you can substantially change what's been done."
  • Mitt Romney Pressured Single Mother To Give Up Baby, Book Says

    01/17/2012 10:08:09 PM PST · by ynotjjr · 56 replies
    Little green footballs ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | Researchok
    As Mitt Romney spends the next leg of his campaign courting evangelical voters in South Carolina, his Mormon faith is expected to re-emerge as a subject of serious scrutiny. But concerns won’t belong exclusively to theologically suspicious Baptists: a newly revealed episode from the candidate’s time as a lay leader in the LDS church could raise eyebrows among women’s advocates. While serving as bishop of a Mormon congregation near Boston in the early 80’s, Romney once threatened to excommunicate a young single mother if she did not give her soon-to-be-born son up for adoption, according to a passage from a...
  • RomneyCare!

    01/12/2012 9:55:05 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 49 replies · 7+ views
    Pffffft!! FUMR!! Big government liberal/progressive!!
  • So Did Romney Create 100,000 Jobs, Or Not? ("campaign has yet to provide convincing proof"

    01/10/2012 8:56:32 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/9/2012 | Susan Adams
    In the Republican presidential candidate debates this weekend, Mitt Romney repeated his claim that he is an effective leader who created a "net net" of 100,000 jobs while he was working in the private sector. But three recent reports, by the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press and by Fact Check.org, the nonprofit nonpartisan project run by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania say that the Romney campaign has yet to offer convincing proof to back up the claim. ... It hardly seems plausible to suggest that he created the positions that make up the current...
  • Why the Doctor Won’t See You

    01/07/2012 5:34:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Are you having difficulty finding a doctor who will see you? If you are, brace yourself. Things are about to get a whole lot worse. Right now, the biggest problems are in Massachusetts. If you live in Boston and are trying to see a new family doctor, get prepared to wait more than two months before you ever get a foot in the door. For the state as a whole, the average wait to see a new family doctor is one month. More than half of all family doctors and more than half of all internists are not accepting new...
  • Gingrich plans ad to hit Romney on abortion

    01/06/2012 5:01:42 PM PST · by TBBT · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1/6/2012 | Byron York
    NASHUA, NH -- Newt Gingrich plans to open up what could be a bitter new front in his fight with Mitt Romney with an ad accusing Romney of allowing taxpayer dollars to fund abortion in Massachusetts. The new ad will run in South Carolina "soon," according the Gingrich campaign. The topic of abortion has emerged as a particularly contentious issue between the Gingrich and Romney campaigns. Gingrich's accusation is that Romney's universal health care plan in Massachusetts explicitly provides for taxpayer funding of abortions. Romney responds by arguing that a longstanding Massachusetts supreme court decision, which as governor he had...
  • Santorum says Romney nomination "will destroy this country"

    01/06/2012 5:14:56 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    Mark Levin Show (Youtube Video 1 minute) ^ | January 5th | Santorum via Levin
    Santorum says Romney nomination "will destroy this country"
  • South Carolina Tea Partiers Wish Romney Would Just Go Away

    01/04/2012 4:57:02 PM PST · by TBBT · 28 replies · 1+ views
    npr.org ^ | 1/4/2012 | FRANK JAMES
    Talk with Tea Party leaders here in South Carolina and you quickly realize that the toughest job in the Mitt Romney campaign would be the assignment of doing outreach to these activists. Maybe not a mission impossible, but close. They really want no part of Romney. And there appears to be little he could say or do between now and Jan. 21, the date of the South Carolina primary, to change that. The Massachusetts health law Romney enacted as governor with its individual mandate called Romneycare by critics is just one of several reasons they give for their animus. There...
  • Virginia Attorney General Backs Off Call to Change Ballot Rules Before Primary

    01/03/2012 10:38:18 AM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/2/12 | FoxNews
    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is backing off a push to change his state's election rules before the March 6 presidential primary, after only two Republican candidates qualified for the ballot. The attorney general on Saturday had said he wanted to overhaul the process before the primary, calling the state's system "deficient." Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry were locked out of the Virginia ballot after failing to meet the state's signature requirement, while three other candidates did not even try to meet the requirement. But by late Sunday, Cuccinelli had abandoned plans to file emergency legislation to address the matter,...