RomneyCare Succeeds Wildly In Massachusetts


Today’s Wall Street Journal has some great statistics on the success of RomneyCare in Massachusetts.

  • Average wait time for a routine checkup with an internist: 48 days
  • Time to secure an appointment with a gastroenterologist for chronic heartburn: 43 days, up from 36 last year
  • Time to secure an appointment with an OB/GYN: 41 days, up from 34 last year

The numbers are going up, Up, UP! This is good news, right?

No! Putting this in terms President Tee Time can understand, lower scores are better.

The Journal also reports another grim milestone: “fewer than half of the state’s primary care practices are accepting new patients, down from 70% in 2007, before former Governor Mitt Romney’s health-care plan came online.” So everyone in Massachusetts has “Health Care”, they just have an increasingly difficult time finding a doctor.

You’d think with the lack of access to care that costs would be falling, but you’d be wrong. Massachusetts’ health insurance premiums continue to rank among the highest in the country, and the only way this trend is likely to reverse is from ObamaCare closing the gap by increasing the costs for everyone else.

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That’s really sad.
I called for my mammogram this year, just before a two week vacation.
The could have seen me DURING that two weeks!
I had to ask them for a LATER appointment!
I feel so sorry for the people of Mass.

Just one of the many reasons to not vote for Romney, no matter how the polls show he stacks up with Obama, compared to the rest of the Republican field.

The idea that a socialist program won’t work in small areas, as a town or city is to a state, or a state to a country, or a country to the world, because the program needs a wider audience to allow it to fully function, seems partially the basis for Obamacare over Romneycare. Funny thing; that same kind of theme is introduced in Atlas Shrugged, and the results portrayed are disastrous. Liberals will claim that the book is only fiction, however, it is based on real life situations, and a philosophy that is based on real life experience, and the uncanny similarities to events happening within the states, our country, and the world, over the past couple of decades should make anyone stop and think about where we are headed, if we insist on continuing along this path towards a more socialist society.