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October 12, 2011

Report: ‘Romneycare’ a jobs killer Study finds Bay State lost thousands of jobs

Report: ‘Romneycare’ a jobs killer Study finds Bay State lost thousands of jobs

Boston Herald

The Bay State’s controversial 2006 universal health-care plan — also known as “Romneycare” — has cost Massachusetts more than 18,000 jobs, according to an exclusive blockbuster study that could provide ammo to GOP rivals of former Gov. Mitt Romney as he touts his job-creating chops on the campaign trail.

“Mandating health insurance coverage and expanding the demand for health services without increasing supply drove up costs. Economics 101 tells us that,” said Paul Bachman, research director at Suffolk University’s Beacon Hill Institute, the conservative think tank that conducted the study. The Herald obtained an exclusive copy of the findings.

“The ‘shared sacrifice’ needed to provide universal health care includes a net loss of jobs, which is attributable to the higher costs that the measure imposed,” said David Tuerck, the institute’s executive director.

Wild Thing's comment......

And yet the GOP wants this guy?? sheesh! And unless people wake up and really start to support Rick Perry and see that he is light years better then Romney then we will end up with Romney for sure.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 12, 2011 01:01 PM


When you live in Connecticut you know the availability of health treatment in Massachusetts has also declined. They are flooding our surgical centers to get the procedures they need.
There is so much crap in Massachusetts that if Romney becomes the nominee he will not be electable. The Opposition research that has gone on since before McCain got the nomination four years ago has accumulated information that even Romney probably doesn't know. Other countries have the headsman’s axes out for Mitt over his consulting business.

Posted by: Avitar at October 12, 2011 04:15 PM

Avitar, thank you so much. I appreciate your input and sharing that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 12, 2011 11:26 PM

Avitar. Thanks for that info. I hope it becomes newsworthy before the primaries begin.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at October 13, 2011 01:05 PM