Mitt Romney not only defended Romneycare, which is claimed to be to the prototype for Obamacare, he was not entirely honest about it.
Potential 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney today defended the controversial Massachusetts health care plan that he signed as governor, and that many say is the model for the Affordable Care Act championed by President Obama last year. But an analysis by ABC News shows that not all Romney’s claims are supported by the facts.
Arguing that “President Obama’s plan, in my view, doesn’t work properly, and it should be repealed,” Romney today said his plan worked because it was tailored for one particular state instead of imposing a top-down approach for the entire country.
“People could tailor their programs and needs based upon the needs of the people and the system,” Romney said at a speech at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center today. “Our plan was a state solution to a state problem. His is a power grab by the federal government to put in a place a one-size-fits-all plan.”
But not all of the claims Romney made today line up with the facts.
Romney would have done better to suggest that his experiment proved that Obamacare won’t perform as promised. Instead, he stuck a fork in himself.