Weeks after the botched rollout of Obamacare’s exchanges, Democrats are desperately trying to reassure Americans that a not-ready-for-primetime website is unrelated to the benefits customers will experience when they can finally enroll. “Despite this initial bump in the road, we must remember the Affordable Care Act is more than a website,” wrote Congressman John Dingell, D-Dearborn, in a constituent email over the weekend. “It’s affordable, quality health insurance made available to everyone.” But that reassurance is no more credible than the fib that website crashes were due to high traffic volumes.
#1 is right on. But if Romneycare is as bad as this article states would someone explain to me why Massachusetts voted for obama? Just how stupid/ignorant are the people in that state? But on second thought never mind they voted for Elizabeth Warren to be their Senator. Enough said about Mass of taxes.
A Federal approach was always wrong and recent crashes are only the tip of why;Each state should deal with this on their own.
Romneycare may or may not work in MA but to the extent he could Romney made it more responsible than it would have otherwise been with a complete Dem majority (besides himself). Politically, that doesn´t help because his name is on it and (at least if you´re a Republican) you are held to the policies and programs with your name on them.
Mitt Romney was the dream candidate for many Republicans... and one Democrat: Barack Obama knew exactly how to beat Mitt Romney. He needn´t have bothered. Nominating Romney forfeited the Obamacare issue. Romney´s opposition research-driven primary left him with impossibly high negatives that his inept campaign was unable to reverse. Some Romney apologists on this site still can´t come to grips with his loss. They blame anything and everyone else--conservatives, the TEA party, religious voters, anti-Mormon bigotry. But one fact stands out: Mitt Romney lost votes compared with George W. Bush among only two religious groups: Hispanic Catholics and Mormons.
Who would´ve thought we were nominating an LDS candidate who couldn´t even deliver the Mormon vote.
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hot coffee, 10/29/2013 9:05:57 AM (No. 9587469)
Romneycare and Obamacare are apples and oranges, if you care to take the time to look at the two.
Basically, Romneycare took a private-sector approach. Unfortunately, the Democrat-controlled Massachusetts legislature ruined it by dramatically reducing the levels where citizens could receive a state subsidy.
Facts like this don´t matter. The elite talk radio Establishment and the rest of the Romney-haters will still jump all over this story.
But we couldn´t have done any better with anyone other than Mitt! No how no way! He was our only hope! That´s what we were told over & over & over here.
I never saw Mitt as a villain, just someone I didn´t want as the GOP nominee, because he had taken way too many positions in past races that I oppose, with very thin explanations of 180 degree changes in position once he started running for president. The posters who trashed every other candidate & possible candidate & vilified any poster who refused to wave the pompoms for Mitt: those are the ones I view as villains of the land of the free, and I oppose them accordingly at every opportunity.
I´ve been getting educated this morning. I didn´t realize that 4 states beside MA had leaped into insurance reform before: Tennessee, Washington, Hawaii, and Oregon. Nor did I realize that Maine, South Dakota, and Kentucky had tried guaranteed coverage. Or that TX had tried an insurance exchange. The inevitable conclusion is that businesses doing this professionally tailor their offerings to the needs of their customers. When politicians get involved, they try to provide everything to everyone but deliver a lousy product at a very dear price.
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