Romneycare at work. – Tea Party Nation
October 30, 2011 1 Comment
While Mitt Romney flip-flops all over the place, on all issues, including the infamous Romneycare, the truth comes out about how bad and how expensive it is, now five years later.
Massachusetts taxpayers might not have it so bad if they were not paying for health care for ILLEGAL ALIENS!
From the Boston Herald:
A dogged freshman lawmaker who refused to budge from the House chambers earlier this month until the Patrick administration came clean on how much taxpayers coughed up last year for free health care to illegal aliens finally got his answer yesterday: a whopping $93 million.
“I didn’t think it would take as much work as it did to answer such a simple question about how our tax dollars are spent,” state Rep. James J. Lyons Jr. told the Herald yesterday.
“My whole goal was to get the information and open the process up. (MassHealth spending) is a third of the state budget. That was what we highlighted to (Health and Human Services) Secretary (JudyAnn) Bigby.”
The 58-year-old Andover Republican — who bucked Beacon Hill by holding a sit-in in the House chambers two weeks ago — pried the shocking report from state officials. It showed that nearly 55,000 illegal immigrants received more than $93 million in MassHealth benefits for emergency medical services last year.
Watchdogs predicted that the report is likely to inspire deeper questions about the state’s lavish spending on health care for illegals. The staggering medical bill for poor and jobless residents was supposed to level off under the Bay State’s landmark universal health insurance plan enacted five years ago under the aegis of then-Gov.Mitt Romney.
Meanwhile Romney continues to preach about his business acumen, yet Romneycare, which he designed for the State of Massachusetts is a job killer!
Back in September, the Boston Herald released a copy of a report that showed Romneycare killed 18,000 jobs in the State of Massachusetts!
The real horror of Romneycare is that it is like all other liberal programs. It does not deliver what liberals like Romney promise.
It’s a problem his Republican challengers are beginning to use against him, and it’s yet another health care issue that could keep him on the defensive in the primaries. But if he is the Republican nominee, it is unlikely to be a significant issue in the general election — in part because Obama can’t claim that his plan has gotten health costs under control, either.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has already gone after Romney on the issue, claiming the price of the Massachusetts reform law was too high. And Romney himself has admitted that his law didn’t reduce costs — putting him in the awkward position of promising to do at the national level what he couldn’t accomplish in his own state.
So the long and short of it is, Massachusetts, after Romneycare is spending almost $100 million a year on healthcare for illegal aliens and his brilliant law has not held down costs in Massachusetts.
Can you imagine the damage he could cause as President?
- Obamneycare – Tea Party Nation (gds44.wordpress.com)
- Romney Damns Himself Even When He Tells the Truth About RomneyCare (reason.com)
- Video: Interview with Romney Advisor Admitting Romneycare was Blueprint for Obamacare (usamericanfreedom.com)
- Obama Used RomneyCare as Model for ObamaCare (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
- RomneyCare subsidized care for illegal immigrants? (hotair.com)