- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -

Massachusetts healthcare reform model haunts Romney as he seeks presidency

Posted By admin On June 25, 2012 @ 1:52 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Sarah Boseley
London Guardian [1]
June 25, 2012

Republican presidential hope Mitt Romney backed universal healthcare coverage as governor of Massachusetts because he thought it would be the triumph that would get him into the White House, according to those who worked with him there.

“He wanted to have a big accomplishment as governor,” said John McDonough, professor at the Harvard school of public health who was closely involved with both the Massachusetts reforms and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as an adviser to senator Ted Kennedy.

“He chose to run for governor of Massachusetts rather than Utah because he thought it would be a better platform to run for president. He was convinced early on that there was a way to [deliver healthcare coverage for all] that would adhere to Republican principles.”

McDonough thinks there were also personal issues. “There was some influence from his wife’s chronic MS (multiple sclerosis) and his religious background.”

Full article here [1]


Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com

URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/massachusetts-healthcare-reform-model-haunts-romney-as-he-seeks-presidency.html

URLs in this post:

[1] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/24/massachusetts-healthcare-reform-model-romney

[2] Ron Paul Destroyed Mitt Romney In Massachusetts This Weekend: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-destroyed-mitt-romney-in-massachusetts-this-weekend.html

[3] Number of healthcare reform law waivers climbs above 1,000: http://www.prisonplanet.com/number-of-healthcare-reform-law-waivers-climbs-above-1000.html

[4] Obama administration diverts $500M to IRS to implement healthcare reform law: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-administration-diverts-500m-to-irs-to-implement-healthcare-reform-law.html

[5] Poll slump forces rethink on healthcare reform for President Obama: http://www.prisonplanet.com/poll-slump-forces-rethink-on-healthcare-reform-for-president-obama.html

[6] In U.S., Majority Now Against Gov’t Healthcare Guarantee: http://www.prisonplanet.com/in-u-s-majority-now-against-govt-healthcare-guarantee.html

Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.