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July 18, 2011

Romney Adviser Backs Obama Health Exchanges

Romney Adviser Backs Obama Health Exchanges.

The Wall Street Journal


Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, a top supporter and adviser of Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney, strenuously backed the core piece of President Barack Obama’s health-care law and urged the states to move forward together in adopting health insurance exchanges.

Speaking to a bipartisan group of governors at the National Governors Association, the former Republican governor who served as secretary of health and human services in the Bush administration, called the exchanges where individuals and small businesses can purchase health plans “a very practical solution to a problem that needs to be solved.” He warned governors who are reluctant to move forward with their state-level exchanges that their intransigence will only empower federal regulators.

And he said the health care law that passed is a compromise that gives the states the flexibility they need.

“This is a profoundly important time for the states,” said Mr. Leavitt. “States need to lead.”

The comments came at a time when every major Republican presidential candidate has pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the president’s health care law. For former Massachusetts Gov. Romney, the issue is extra sensitive: the health care plan he secured for Massachusetts included an exchange almost identical to the federal law. He has tried to tightrope through the issue, blasting the federal law as he defends his own.

The federal law gives the states until January 2014 to set up their own exchanges, with federal oversight. If they fail to do so, their citizens will get access to a federal exchange.

Wild Thing's comment........

Romney will lose if he gets the nomination. He doesn’t even have “the lesser of two evils” going for him by enough to matter. He won’t dismantle Obama’s Big Government, and he would make it harder for us to dismantle the excesses of these terrible years.

Romney would be a disaster - global warming, no ObamaCare repeal, etc.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 18, 2011 05:47 AM


GO BYU Cougars and 'Mormon' Tabernacle Choir at Christmastime with Handel's MESSIAH, but not this
Mormon, er...... MORON! He just LO$T my donation!

Told ya before about these GO GO GOPHERS, eh?


Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at July 18, 2011 12:42 PM

Darth,I agree and thank you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 19, 2011 04:20 AM

..I just love the picture. Remember when the opponants of Nixon asked "would you buy a used car from this man?" . Now "Robamneycare' is Romney/Obama's used car and Romney is the sleazy charactor trying to re-sell it to the USofA. Consider the image stolen but I will credit you. THANKS

Posted by: Willy at July 19, 2011 08:38 PM