Federal Government Provides Life Support for RomneyCare


Think of RomneyCare as a federal welfare program for the health care system in Massachusetts. Because that's what it is...

Flashback Via Doug Ross:
State treasurer of MA absolutely shreds RomneyCare, which "has nearly bankrupted the state" and is surviving solely because of federal aid...

“If President Obama and the Democrats repeat the mistake of the health insurance reform here in Massachusetts on a national level, they will threaten to wipe out the American economy within four years,” Cahill said in a press conference in his office.

...[T]he state’s health insurance law…Cahill said, “has nearly bankrupted the state.”

Cahill said the law is being sustained only with the help of federal aid, which he suggested that the Obama administration is funneling to Massachusetts to help the president make the case for a similar plan in Congress...
Voters in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina should take note. After all, they are paying for RomneyCare along with all of the rest of us.

8 comments:

  1. To think Mittens is the favorite to win the GOP Nominee. Shutter! What's worse, should BO care be confirmed by the SC, then the big question becomes RC is surviving because of Federal Aid, who will bail out the Federal government? The UN?

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  2. And then the worms eat into our brains.

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  3. @madmath1

    Ultimately the bailouts fail; nobody wants to subsidize the failures of big government forever.

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  4. Want has nothing to do with it. As Yoda said, "No can do."

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  5. I'm still wondering why the guru's and masterminds looking into the healthcare game didn't contact Switzerland and ask why their system seemingly works as well as it apparently does.

    Perhaps because it actually makes sense to look at a functioning system with options for the more financially stable.

    "The performance of Switzerland is even more impressive when you consider how fiscally stable it is. The Swiss system, called Santésuisse, is striking in its differences to ours. Government spending on health care in Switzerland is only 2.7 percent of GDP, by far the lowest in the developed world. By contrast, in 2008, U.S. government spending on health care was 7.4 percent of GDP. If the U.S. could move its state health spending to Swiss levels, it would save more than $700 billion a year.

    Despite this apparent stinginess, the Swiss have achieved universal coverage for all its citizens. The Swiss have access to the latest technology, just as Americans do, and with comparably low wait times for appointments and procedures. And the Swiss are among the healthiest people on earth: while life expectancy is not the ideal proxy for overall health, nor of a health care system’s performance, life expectancy for a Swiss citizen on his 65th birthday is second only to that of Japan’s.

    How do they do it? Can their model be replicated in the U.S.?"

    The link to the article from whence the above was taken,

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2011/04/29/why-switzerland-has-the-worlds-best-health-care-system/
    Maybe they did. Bit I doubt it.

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  6. "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."
    When will the ever learn?!

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  7. There's no way we could ever approximate what the Swiss have. The key differences between the US and Switzerland boil down to size and demographics.

    Some US States could potentially replicate the Swiss model (maybe South Dakota, Iowa, Vermont) but states like Texas and California and Florida will always have inefficient, messy and expensive health care systems.

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  8. I'd say the key difference is corruption. There is nothing like the democrat party in any Western European democracy. A Swiss health care law would be written with health care in mind. Health care had nothing to do with that demonic pile of shit Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the crooked vermin who populate the democrat party foisted upon the people of this country.

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