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  •  I lived in Massachusetts when Romney was Gov. (1+ / 0-)
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    msmacgyver

    He cannot run away from "RomneyCare". I have to say, that in his plan, the unfunded mandate that everyone in the Commonwealth have health insurance is part of what ran me out of the state.

    On the other hand, the act passed by Congress which is so distastefully called "ObamaCare" by its critics, does, in fact, have provisions which would help a low-income person like myself get some kind of insurance.

    What I find interesting is that Romney thinks that he can run away. What I also find interesting is that both parties are still afraid of insurance companies. You know, the Federal government has the right to regulate them. Candidates also have the right to refuse their campaign contributions.

    Capitalism may be our enemy, but it is also our teacher. --V.I. Lenin equalitymaine.org

    by commonmass on Wed Oct 12, 2011 at 08:59:54 AM PDT

    •  I've thought for a long time that rather (2+ / 0-)
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      commonmass, Laconic Lib

      than producing a massive law, PPACA, which is mistakenly known as "health care reform", all that was needed was to regulate the health insurance industry...big time.

      PPACA does take baby steps in that direction, i.e., no more recision, denial for pre-existing conditions, but does nothing to regulate the cost for coverage.

      I lived and worked in Canada for a year in the late '70's and had the good fortune to be covered by the universal hc coverage in place at that time.

      I have no idea how this country could ever rid itself of the health insurance industry vampiric hold it has, but I'm continually amazed that big corporations have not concluded that without having to cover their employees, either with the basics or cadillac coverage, their profits would soar and unemployment would drop significantly.

       

      May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Wed Oct 12, 2011 at 09:50:34 AM PDT

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