WH: Romney is 'godfather' of health care

WH: Romney is 'godfather' of health care

There are 23 comments on the USA Today story from Mar 26, 2012, titled WH: Romney is 'godfather' of health care. In it, USA Today reports that:

"Mitt Romney is the godfather of our health care plan," said White House senior adviser David Plouffe on NBC's Meet The Press .

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Tomek

Gdansk, Poland

#1 Mar 26, 2012
It means that he is responisble for heart transplant for chenney. Disgusting.
This universal health care of Romney means that such scum as Chenney can get heart, liver etc. And usual, normal people have rights to be donors.Usual people cannot afford to get it.
HT Springer

Englewood, CO

#2 Mar 26, 2012
Tomek wrote:
It means that he is responisble for heart transplant for chenney. Disgusting.
This universal health care of Romney means that such scum as Chenney can get heart, liver etc. And usual, normal people have rights to be donors.Usual people cannot afford to get it.
Tomek, my suggestion to you is to keep your hateful Marxist rhetoric in Europe and stay out of US politics. Your cheap class warfare mindset reeks with the putrid stench of Barack Hussein Obama.
the blame game

United States

#3 Mar 27, 2012
WRONG ...it was lbj who handed out free health care with no premiums in the late 60s..then PUSHED IT ONTO THE 50 STATES who had to either sink or swim.MOST SUNK.. the onslaught of BANKRUPT HOSPITALS,HIGHER PREMIUMS for all with deeper pockets ,skewing premium tables. so now forclosures,lack of jobs,higher premiums for many and 15 trillion in federal debt, state debt, and bankrupt counties. have pushed it to ANOTHER LEVEL , if you have 10 cents of worth .YOU GOT TO PAY OR "GET FINED". taxed or do without..........EVERY ONE SHOULD HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE and "EVERYONE AND I MEAN EVERYONE SHOULD ,,PAY FOR IT,,,and have the same benefits.. governments have mandated WINNERS AND LOOSERS..AND WHO GETS THE $hit end of the stick..
Honest Abe

AOL

#4 Mar 27, 2012
President Romney won't associate with uber divisive gangsters like Plouffe. That alone is reason enough to Vote for him in November.

Since: Jul 07

Newport News, VA

#5 Mar 27, 2012
sounds like somebody is trying to wash their hands of the health care bill before it gets shot down by the supremes. you mean this was not the result of our genius POTUS? they actually stole it from a republican??? i did not hear a whole lot of that credit given earlier...
Researcher

Waco, TX

#7 Mar 27, 2012
GoodNewz wrote:
sounds like somebody is trying to wash their hands of the health care bill before it gets shot down by the supremes. you mean this was not the result of our genius POTUS? they actually stole it from a republican???...
The ideas for the health care reform bill came from the conservative Heritage Foundation.

Romney said in a debate in Las Vegas last October,“we got the idea of an individual mandate…from [Newt Gingrich], and [Newt] got it from the Heritage Foundation.”

Some conservatives originally saw the individual mandate as a way to make certain that uninsured people who became ill or were injured — but were still entitled by law to medical treatment — did not push the cost of their care onto others.

Stuart Butler, a distinguished fellow at the Heritage Foundation in a 1989 lecture on how to ensure affordable health care for all Americans:“Mandate all households to obtain adequate insurance.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/health/poli...
Researcher

Waco, TX

#8 Mar 27, 2012
“Romney-care in Massachusetts proves health mandate works”

"The state law, on which the federal plan is based, has brought the idea of health coverage for all to life, the state law's designers and operators say.

"About 98 percent of state residents are insured under the legislation Romney signed in 2006, a 10 percent increase from the previous three-year average.

"Government costs haven't ballooned, officials say, and 63 percent of residents support the law.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationw...
Oh really

Scottsbluff, NE

#9 Mar 27, 2012
ROFLMAO

BUUTTTT -it wasn't us who did it first?

I say, we were deceived and tricked into this
Researcher

Waco, TX

#10 Mar 27, 2012
"The concept that people should be required to buy health coverage was fleshed out more than two decades ago by a number of conservative economists, embraced by scholars at conservative research groups, including the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute, and championed, for a time, by Republicans in the Senate.

“I noted the irony of a Republican idea being the source of Republican opposition,” said Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress

“It totally flipped,” said Peter Harbage, a health care analyst who has advised both Republican and Democratic supporters of individual mandates.

Mark V. Pauly, a professor of health care management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School who was a co-author of an influential 1991 paper that called for an individual mandate, said that he was discouraged to see so many Republicans shunning an idea they had once supported.

“My view was, I still agree with myself,” he said in an interview.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/health/poli...
Hee Hee

AOL

#12 Mar 27, 2012
Submit to The Pelosi! How dare any one question her wisdom in all things. You Dems, Reps, and Indies are only fools.....she is a PROGRESSIVE! She MUST be obeyed!
susi

Wantagh, NY

#14 Mar 27, 2012
Westy wrote:
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You are correct, unfortunately repulsicans are against universal healthcare because a democratic president and congress pushed it into law. If we let repulsicans run this country 100%, we will repeal minimum pay, social security, medicare, medicaid, medicare RX (thank you President Bush 43 ). BTW why are we forced to pay property taxes for school budgets????
And if you let Democrats to run this country, they will make it a socialist country. Don't you see that Obama has already started it? And about Heathcare? What they should do is to force the 30 million illegal aliens in the country currently milking off the system to pay for Healthcare. All those women who come here to have anchor babies by the doz. should be forced to pay for Healthcare.
susi

Wantagh, NY

#15 Mar 27, 2012
Westy wrote:
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You are correct, unfortunately repulsicans are against universal healthcare because a democratic president and congress pushed it into law. If we let repulsicans run this country 100%, we will repeal minimum pay, social security, medicare, medicaid, medicare RX (thank you President Bush 43 ). BTW why are we forced to pay property taxes for school budgets????
There is no need to have universal Healthcare. What they have to do is not to give Healthcare to people who come to this country illegally to have anchor babies by the doz. We already have Medicaid which is free, and if those 30 million illegal were not abusing it having babies, every American citizen who cannot afford to pay for Health insurance, could be taken care of. Instead of being blaming the Republicans, what you should be doing is defending what belongs to you, and others who are in the country illegally are taking it away from you.
Oh really

Scottsbluff, NE

#16 Mar 27, 2012
Researcher wrote:
"The concept that people should be required to buy health coverage was fleshed out more than two decades ago by a number of conservative economists, embraced by scholars at conservative research groups, including the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute, and championed, for a time, by Republicans in the Senate.
“I noted the irony of a Republican idea being the source of Republican opposition,” said Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress
“It totally flipped,” said Peter Harbage, a health care analyst who has advised both Republican and Democratic supporters of individual mandates.
Mark V. Pauly, a professor of health care management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School who was a co-author of an influential 1991 paper that called for an individual mandate, said that he was discouraged to see so many Republicans shunning an idea they had once supported.
“My view was, I still agree with myself,” he said in an interview.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/health/poli...
Heritage foundation after numerous responses to their proposal concluded it was a bad idea and fired those who where responsible for it. At least Heritage was able to recognize that such a plan was a mistake. what is the dems excuse?
Tax Tax Tax

AOL

#17 Mar 28, 2012
Oh really wrote:
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Heritage foundation after numerous responses to their proposal concluded it was a bad idea and fired those who where responsible for it. At least Heritage was able to recognize that such a plan was a mistake. what is the dems excuse?
Every one who supports Obama Care either didn't bother to read the Bill to assess the impact or are unable to read at all. States will lose Billions in Medicaid which will increase State taxes dramatically if the States don't goose step to every Federal mandate. Our children will pay dearly if we FAIL THEM and don't support Killing the Bill.

The Bill will create an Orwellian Dictatorship which can only destroy the finest health care system in the WORLD.
Outside of the so called Blue States, Americans still care about our children's future.
the blame game

United States

#18 Mar 28, 2012
BUSING was a federal mandate,AND THE 50 STATES PAID TO impliment it, AFFORDABLE HOUSING was a federal mandate,AND THE 50 STATES had to pay..JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING THE STATES DO is to find a way to pay for federal mandates. HEALTH CARE INCLUDED... STATES ARE NO MORE THAN A "MANDATED FEDERAL TAX"paid for on a local level.. just look at the federal justice dept. legal battles with the 50 states.50 states are middle management,,the feds are upper management, and the 6000 counties are the SS. THATS WHY THEY ARE ALL BANKRUPT..ALL ,the 4 trillion spent in the last 4 years ,mearly props up a slide, their has been FREE HEALTH CARE SINCE 1967. FOR 30,000,000 PEOPLE..."MEANS TESTED OF COURSE".of course you werent told, didnt know, dont care..
Tomek

Gdansk, Poland

#19 Mar 28, 2012
Republicans and other people, who vote there. Find a voice of common reason in your minds.
These guys: Romney is tragedy, he will ruin your country. These two guys: Santorum and Gingrich are not good too. They will ruin your country too.
It is Ron Paul, who is good republican, who has values, who respects US nation, who is not harmful for the rest of the world. And he should get support.
the blame game

United States

#20 Mar 28, 2012
obama care is just an extension of "great society"programs of lbj the late 60s. NONE OF WHICh SOLVED OR FIXED ANYTHING. its looking for a sugar daddy to pay the bills. every thing will be solved 40years ago, 2years from now, 10 years down the road.or just look at the federal reserve notes you use,THE FACTS ARE STARING YOU IN THE FACE.. ITS GOT MORE NUMBERS,ALPHABETS,SERIES NUMBERS ON IT THAN A ZIMBAWBE BANKNOTE...
Duh

AOL

#21 Mar 28, 2012
the blame game wrote:
obama care is just an extension of "great society"programs of lbj the late 60s. NONE OF WHICh SOLVED OR FIXED ANYTHING. its looking for a sugar daddy to pay the bills. every thing will be solved 40years ago, 2years from now, 10 years down the road.or just look at the federal reserve notes you use,THE FACTS ARE STARING YOU IN THE FACE.. ITS GOT MORE NUMBERS,ALPHABETS,SERIES NUMBERS ON IT THAN A ZIMBAWBE BANKNOTE...
You are wrong. If not for the Great Society Welfare Programs millions of Blacks would be able to stand on their own two feet and support themselves. That is ALWAYS bad for self serving Democratic politicians who prefer Blacks to be a permanent UNDERclass.
say what

United States

#22 Mar 28, 2012
lay odds the supreme courts will pass some at least,IF ONLY TO SAVE FACE FOr THE DEMOCRATS,and the government ... and get what they want later . when nobody is looking. and the states get the ball.just like everything else.remember when the 1% sales tax was gonna fix everything?..its 7 in pa. and way more in ny.. while gm went bankrupt ,the states made more on new and used sales tax ,then gm made in 50 years. and like gm snowitehouse and the 50 dwarfs are living on borrowed air..
say what

United States

#23 Mar 28, 2012
Mitt Romney is the godfather of our health care plan," said White House senior adviser David Plouffe on NBC's Meet The Press ,,, if hes the god father then lbj is YO MOMMA OR THE BABBI DADDY OR BOTH

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