RomneyCare: The Big Lie


"Let me tell you this about our system in Massachusetts: 92 percent of our people were insured before we put our plan in place. Nothing’s changed for them. The system is the same..."

~ Willard Mitt Romney

Actually, quite a bit has changed for the people of Massachusetts since Mitt Romney signed the Massachusetts health care law in 2006 (with Ted Kennedy standing over his shoulder). Here are the facts:
Shortly before his plan became law, Governor Romney claimed that "Every uninsured citizen in Massachusetts will soon have affordable health insurance and the costs of health care will be reduced. And we will need no new taxes, no employer mandate and no government takeover to make this happen." Nothing could be more completely divorced from the truth:
  • With RomneyCare in place, state health care expenditures have risen by $414 million.
  • The federal government has spent an additional $2.418 billion on Medicaid for Massachusetts.
  • Medicare expenditures increased by $1.426 billion.
  • Under Romney's health care law, the cumulative increase in the cost of health care has come to $8.569 billion, so far.
  • Employers "who employ 11 or more full-time equivalent employees" and do not make a "fair and reasonable contribution" to their employees' health insurance are required to pay a fine.
  • Mitt Romney increased taxes the moment he signed RomneyCare.
Here's the best kept secret: Massachusetts isn't paying for it! The state has been able to shift the majority of the costs to the federal government.

More troubling facts:
  • More emergency room crowding: Despite reassuring predictions to the contrary, wasteful "low severity" ER visits continue to skyrocket.
  • The number of people "gaming" the state’s health insurance system (by purchasing coverage only when they are sick) quadrupled from 2006 to 2008.
  • RomneyCare increased single-coverage employer-sponsored insurance premiums by about 6 percent.
  • As a direct result of Romney's proudest achievement, low-to-medium earning families often suffer financially when they work harder to earn more money.
The future of RomneyCare:
Why is Mitt Romney so proud of RomneyCare?

16 comments:

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    Why would the people want to repeal affordable health care?


    With what do you propose to replace affordable health care?


    Ema Nymton
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  2. John: What the troll dishonestly implies is that Romneycare is "affordable", when the higher costs were just passed along to the rest of the country. With a national program, there is no greater pool of money to draw from. It's not "affordable" if it bankrupts the country. (And destroys the best medical care system on the planet in the process.) Just one more thing "Not my name" gets backwards.

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  3. "Just one more thing "Not my name" gets backwards."

    ..I thought that was "Enema" or something.

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  4. @TWP
    Enema Nympho...
    either way Proof, it stinks...

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  5. @TWP,

    Nah, an enema is what Congress and the White House so desperately need right now. Of course, a good old fashioned tar and feathering wouldn't hurt, either.

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    Proof - "It's not "affordable" if it bankrupts the country. "

    Oh piffle.

    (USA is the gratest country the whole universe has ever, ever, ever, ever, ever will no ever. Really! Rah, rah, rah. You don't agree with me then you are (fill in nonsense name here), and (name call), and evil, and ......)

    USA can do anything the people want. The solutions are simple; tax the wealthy/rich, stop government corporate welfare, end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, increase spending on Social Security, Medicare, and infrastructure programs.

    Ema Nymton
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    John - "blah blah blah..."

    So articulate, yet pithy.

    Doth the thubject make your itty bitty head hurt?

    ema Nymton
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  8. @Ema Nymton

    Redistribution is not the path to health, peace and prosperity.

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    RightKlik - "Redistribution is not the path to health, peace and prosperity."

    Oh sure it is. Has been since forever.

    Does any one here ever get tired of getting screwed by the rich and then rooting for them?

    The solutions are simple;
    - tax the wealthy/rich,
    - stop government corporate welfare,
    - end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,
    - increase spending on Social Security, Medicare, and infrastructure programs.

    Ema Nymton
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  10. "The solutions are simple; "

    Only to the simple. What's sad is that I would engage you, whoever you are, but you've proven you have no honor, no integrity and no noble aims. If you had any character at all, you could be reasoned with and be listened to. Instead, you choose to be a degenerate liar and foot soldier of the America-hating left. I blame your parents. I bet you were punished for having your own ideas.

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  11. What did you used to have that was stolen from you by "the rich", not my NamE? You created something they now possess? What was it? What do they have of yours, not my NamE?

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  12. @Ema Nymton

    Do you ever get tired of getting screwed by government and then rooting for more?

    The solution is simple: Stop hating people for what they've accomplished.

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    RightKilk - "Do you ever get tired of getting screwed by government and then rooting for more?"

    It is difficult for you to stay focused also. Try this (simple answer; yes or no):

    - Are you for paying for what you get? Or are you one of the getting something for nothing crowd (rich)?

    - Are you for government corporate welfare?

    Focus. F O C U S!

    Ema Nymton
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