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  • Romney seeks to address health care woes

    03/05/2011 5:59:15 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 5, 2011 | LIZ SIDOTI
    BARTLETT, N.H. (AP) -- Call it an attempt to address an obvious political vulnerability. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Saturday derided President Barack Obama's health care law - modeled in some ways after one the ex-governor signed in Massachusetts - as a misguided and egregious effort to seize more power for Washington.
  • Romney seeks to address health care woes [major barf zot coming alert!]

    03/05/2011 6:17:07 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 50 replies
    Yahoo! News/AP ^ | March 5, 2011 | Liz Sidoti
    BARTLETT, N.H. – Call it an attempt to address an obvious political vulnerability. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Saturday derided President Barack Obama's health care law — modeled in some ways after one the ex-governor signed in Massachusetts — as a misguided and egregious effort to seize more power for Washington. "Obamacare is bad law, bad policy, and it is bad for America's families," Romney declared. "And that's the reason why President Obama will be a one-term president." He vowed to repeal it if he were ever in a position to do so, and drew hearty cheers from his...
  • Huck trashes 'RomneyCare' in book

    02/28/2011 8:51:53 AM PST · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb. 23, 2011 | Maggie Haberman
    In his new book, Mike Huckabee trashes “RomneyCare” – saying it’s “socialized medicine” that has exploded costs, worsened care for patients, and proves why President Obama’s unpopular health care reform won't work. In a chapter in "A Simple Government," Huckabee uses Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health care program to bolster his arguments against Obama's reforms, yoking the two tightly together. "If our goal in health-care reform is better care at lower cost, then we should take a lesson from RomneyCare, which shows that socialized medicine does not work," he writes. In an interview with the Associated Press on Wednesday night, Huckabee...
  • Mitch, Mitt, And The Race They Can Win (GOP Establishment Alert)

    02/26/2011 8:17:18 AM PST · by Rufii · 35 replies
    The Episconixonian ^ | February 25, 2012 | John Taylor
    Mitch, Mitt, And The Race They Can Win By John Taylor Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana is, according to current criteria, a moderate Republican, which is to say an authentic Reaganite. His mentors include respected centrists such as William Ruckelshaus and Richard Lugar. Now David Brooks and Andrew Sullivan want him to run for president in 2012. I'm a little confused about why fans of a more pragmatic conservatism would feel that way. Assuming an incumbent's advantage in a recovering economy, President Obama will probably be reelected. Why waste a candidate who could win in an open year? Presidential...
  • Mitt: Proud of 'RomneyCare'

    02/24/2011 5:49:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | Maggie Haberman
    Mitt Romney rejected Mike Huckabee's call for him to admit that the "RomneyCare" health care program failed, instead saying he's "proud" of "getting everyone covered" when he was governor of Massachusetts. "Mitt Romney is proud of what he accomplished for Massachusetts in getting everyone covered,” Romney’s spokesman, Eric Fehrnstrom, told the Boston Globe, in the first direct response Team Mitt made to Huckabee's criticism of the health plan in his new book. Fehrnstrom also put daylight between the Romney health care bill and President Obama's reform package, which is unpopular among voters and is the subject of several lawsuits by...
  • Mitt Rewrites Himself

    02/10/2011 8:05:43 AM PST · by speciallybland · 16 replies
    The Boston Phoenix ^ | 02/10/2011 | David S. Bernstein
    When Mitt Romney's second book, No Apology, came out a year ago, it looked like he was moving away from the far-right demagoguery of his 2008 bid for the presidency, and toward a more moderate centrism for the 2012 election cycle. (See "New and Improved Romney," Talking Politics, February 10, 2010.) But times change, and so does Mitt. A year later, with the Tea Party–fueled extremism of the 2010 midterms foretelling a rightward tilt to the GOP presidential primaries, Romney is tacking back — as evidenced by changes made to two sections of the text in the new paperback edition...
  • State GOP talks strategy, with Brown as inspiration (ROMNEY ALERT)

    02/06/2011 1:23:22 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2011-02-06 | Steven Rosenberg
    (snip) Other Republican leaders such as Ron Kaufman, the longtime confidant to President George H.W. Bush, believe 2012 could be a banner year for the state GOP. He pointed to Brown’s upcoming reelection campaign, last November’s gains by Republican state representatives, and the possibility of having former governor Mitt Romney on the presidential ticket. "For us, it’s about getting the message out," said Kaufman, who added that GOP candidates would focus on the economy and their opposition’s record next year. "If you look at the last three speakers of the House in Massachusetts, they’ve all been indicted for one problem...
  • Palin: Health care overhaul to hurt special needs

    06/29/2010 9:04:19 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 11 replies
    AJC ^ | Tuesday June 29, 2010 | GREG BLUESTEIN
    The federal medical care overhaul would limit contributions to health savings accounts and raise insurance costs for people including those with special needs, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said at a fundraiser Tuesday for developmentally disabled children. She warned that new rules aiming to raise $13 billion by limiting contributions to flexible spending accounts amount to a "hefty tax hike" for families of special needs children struggling with health care costs. And she said families will wind up with fewer care options. "Our insurance and our care choices will be diminished by this new program," she said to...
  • Obama's Nominee to Run Medicare: 'The Decision is Not Whether or Not We Will Ration Care--The....

    05/24/2010 8:34:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies · 917+ views
    Obama's Nominee to Run Medicare: 'The Decision is Not Whether or Not We Will Ration Care--The Decision is Whether We Will Ration Care With Our Eyes Open' Monday, May 24, 2010 By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs Medicare, is a strong supporter of the government-run health care system in Britain, who said in a 2009 interview about Comparative Effectiveness Research: “The decision is not whether or not we will ration care--the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.” The $787 billion...
  • Poll: Romney leads Palin by wide margin in New Hampshire (26 pts)

    04/22/2010 6:39:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 193 replies · 2,425+ views
    ABC ^ | 4/22/10 | Dan Metcalf
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A new poll shows Republican Mitt Romney leading all current GOP challengers by more than 20 points in New Hampshire. A Public Policy Polling survey released this week shows Romney crushing other GOP contenders among New Hampshire Republican voters with 39 percent of the those polled. Sarah Palin came in a distant second at 13 percent, while Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee tied for third with 11 percent. Ron Paul came in fifth. 13 percent were undecided.
  • Poll: What GOP ticket do you think would have the best chance against Obama & Biden in 2012?

    04/15/2010 10:32:04 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 108 replies · 1,366+ views
    What GOP ticket do you think would have the best chance against President Obama and VP Joe Biden in 2012? Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin Sarah Palin and Scott Brown Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin Other? Leave a comment
  • 'Pre-existing condition' vexes Mitt Romney

    03/30/2010 10:21:25 PM PDT · by ATX 1985 · 16 replies · 647+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/29/10 | JONATHAN MARTIN & BEN SMITH
    In the days immediately before and after passage of the landmark health care reform bill, Mitt Romney responded so forcefully as to suggest his own political fate is tied to the new law. It may well be. Just as health care, or “Obamacare,” as it is derided on the right, hangs over this year’s midterm elections, it is already casting a shadow on the 2012 presidential contest — and its GOP front-runner. What was once thought to be an asset for Romney, his passage as Massachusetts governor of a health care mandate for the state’s residents, now poses a potentially...
  • Romney: Beware the “temptations of populism” (Willard protecting his "boys")

    03/02/2010 1:41:53 PM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies · 795+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 2, 2010 | Allahpundit
    In a vacuum there’s nothing newsy about this, but 2012 isn’t a vacuum. We’ve talked before about the developing narrative: Palin vs. anti-Palin, “true conservatives” vs. centrists, blue-collar vs. white-collar, and … populists vs. “elitists.” With Beck having brought down the house at CPAC and the GOP in the grip of tea party fee-vah, why oh why would a potential nominee spritz cold water on populism? Branding, dear boy, branding: As Mitt Romney sets out this week to promote his new book, “No Apology,’’ he is also auditioning for a rapidly disappearing role in American politics: a politician who is...
  • Back to the ObamaCare Future (price controls in Massachusetts)

    03/01/2010 5:01:37 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 917+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 1, 2010 | Editorial Board
    Natural experiments are rare in politics, but few are as instructive as the prototype for ObamaCare that Massachusetts set in motion in 2006. The bills for "universal coverage" are now coming due, and it appears the state political class is prepared to do lasting damage to one of America's top-flight health-care systems. Last month, Democratic Governor Deval Patrick landed a neutron bomb, proposing hard price controls across almost all Massachusetts health care. State regulators already have the power to cap insurance premiums, which Mr. Patrick is activating. He also filed a bill that would give state regulators the power to...
  • At one year, Mass. healthcare plan falls short (can we even call it romneycare anymore?)

    02/21/2010 12:27:14 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 33 replies · 974+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 15, 2007 | Sally Pipes
    MASSACHUSETTS'S UNIVERSAL healthcare law turned one in April. To survive, its guardians have had to make many changes, each of which has increased current and future government spending, increased the government's role in regulating the healthcare market, decreased individual responsibility to purchase insurance, and made certain that the plan will fall far short of achieving universal coverage. The promise of the law was simple and seductive: Require people to purchase health insurance, make the insurance affordable, or at least tax-deductible, and then fine those who don't comply. Subsidies could come from the current money devoted to the Uncompensated Care Pool...
  • (MA Governor Deval) Patrick wants health cost veto

    02/11/2010 7:41:27 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies · 864+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 10, 2010 | Kay Lazar, Michael Levenson, and Robert Weisman
    Governor Deval Patrick is seeking sweeping authority to review and reject rates charged by hospitals, physician groups, medical imaging centers, and insurers, in a broad new effort to make health care more affordable, particularly for smaller companies and their workers. A 40-page bill filed by the governor yesterday proposes to give the insurance commissioner the power to essentially cap health care price increases. Rates hospitals and other health providers charge insurers would be “presumptively disapproved as excessive’’ if they increased faster than the level of medical inflation, and they could be rejected after a public hearing. Similarly, for health insurance...
  • New and Improved Romney

    02/11/2010 2:34:09 AM PST · by iowamark · 39 replies · 887+ views
    Boston Phoenix ^ | February 10, 2010 | DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
    He's more fiscal, less social. And he's got millions. But will GOP voters give a Mitt? Scott Brown's unexpected victory in last month's special US Senate election captured the attention of the country — and particularly of core Republican voters, who huddled eagerly before their TV screens to watch their hero du jour give his acceptance speech. But even in the midst of his moment in the sun, Brown made sure to thank the other handsome, well-coifed man on the stage, Mitt Romney — who, as it happens, would very much like the votes of that national Republican audience in...
  • Romney raises $2.9m for PAC

    02/07/2010 9:08:06 AM PST · by NoRedTape · 26 replies · 541+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2010 | Boston.com
    From an AP article. The link is here.............
  • SOCIALIZED MEDICINE DAILY DIGEST FOR 2/05/10

    02/05/2010 7:53:25 PM PST · by socialismisinsidious · 8 replies · 278+ views
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    Health Care? Don't Mention It! The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02-04-10 | JOHN FUND Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 11:24:26 PM by GOP_Lady Democrats privately lay into President Obama for his lack of a health-care strategy. President Obama's session with Democratic Senators yesterday was carefully scripted, with the questioners all selected in advance by the Democratic leadership to address issues such as partisan gridlock and GOP obstructionism. Senators Evan Bayh and Blanche Lincoln, both of whom are facing serious opponents this fall, went off message with concerns about the liberal drift of the administration, but all other questioners...
  • Romney Takes Ownership of Brown Victory

    02/02/2010 11:40:49 AM PST · by yongin · 269 replies · 2,599+ views
    ABC The Note ^ | February 2, 2010 | Rick Klien
    ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: For those reading 2012 implications out of Sen.-elect Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney’s monthly PAC newsletter provides some insights. Brown, R-Mass., is featured in two pictures in the newsletter, and Romney takes full ownership of his victory: “As supporters of the PAC, you deserve a thank you,” the newsletter from Romney’s Free Strong America PAC reads. “Your support made it possible for Governor Romney to get behind Senator Brown from the very beginning, when polls showed him a 30-point underdog and everyone assumed the outcome was pre-ordained in favor of the Democrats.” “Governor...