Romney passed a successful healthcare program in Massachusetts. He has said that this program was an asset to him in the 2008 presidential race. But now that the Affordable Care Act (AKA, “Obamacare”) has passed, with the Republican Party having successfully demonized this groundbreaking legislation, Romney’s successful healthcare program has become a liability to his campaign. So Romney’s was bragging about his successful healthcare plan during the 2008 race, and even wrote an op-ed in USA Today urging Obama to follow his lead, but now is making “repeal of Obamacare” a major part of his campaign message.
Check out this very interesting clip from the Rachel Maddow Show from last night. I had no idea that some of the same people who crafted Romney’s plan helped create Obama’s plan (see the clip below). Bottom line: Both plans can be successful, and people need to give the Affordable Care Act a chance.