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What you can expect from our presidential hopefuls doctor Mitchell Brooks.
Host of health of the nation doctors great to see you again on the show and you're seeing here in the person so I loved that -- from what what do you make of that Romney's comments.
Well I think is an honest statement he finally has come out and has telling people what he thinks and I think that to his comments.
Are noteworthy and frankly -- -- -- there are parts of that act that are good and shouldn't -- Well I think the ability to keep your insurance.
Until the -- 26 will help a lot of people out I also think the ability to address previously existing conditions.
Is something that most Americans want and frankly is something that needed to be addressed so those are issues that I think have merit and should be kept in whatever is reconstructed but.
Whatever is reconstructive has got to come from the bottom up it can't be a political solution.
While -- so we've had today.
I wanna share with you a poll Rasmussen poll should the health care bill be repealed.
51% of folks say yes it should only 41% say no so there's a lot of political support.
For getting rid of this bill I think it you know it it's been evolving here are costs.
Her premiums have gone up up up under this bill.
And the promises don't seem to be coming through here.
Do you think that ultimately Romney we'll get back on the bandwagon and saying we've got to get rid of Obama care.
Well I think he's he hasn't said that he's not gonna get rid of the elements of the -- that are offensive.
I mean if how can you -- -- how can reform health care when you don't deal.
With tort reform didn't give -- Romney's been very very clear about his willingness to.
Include tort reform in anything that he does he's come out and said so publicly.
I'm he's also talked about changing the tax code so you can own your own health care policies for your whole life so he's laying out some very specific things.
And I think -- backdrop of this that we're not talking about is Romney care in the fact that.
He had a plan in place that he proposed to put forward for what is essentially a similar type of plan to Obama care.
Let me tell you what a -- eight had to say this to this -- -- were just discussing.
This is -- health care clarification from the from -- Mitt Romney's folks.
In a competitive environment the marketplace will make available plans that include coverage for what there is demand for he was not proposing a federal mandate to require insurance plans to offer those particular features so now they're breaking it down into bits and -- And I trying to make a little clearer what the that they candidate was saying.
Well let's be a signature issue for the election this.
Well I think it should be it's 15 of the economy where and a lot of trouble economically.
Peter Orszag has written a wonderful piece and July 2011 and foreign affairs basically saying if we don't fix this we're gonna be -- as a nation.
So yeah I think it's very important problem and I think people need to be informed about it and they're just not.
-- -- we find some kind of common ground though that will make sense I mean and that's at the end of the day.
I think that and -- Mitt Romney's original plan to rip it away with the easiest to understand for the general voting public slicing and dicing it is only confusing.
Well that's true but if you say that.
Look I don't like the basic premise of the plan I think it should be a free market plan and not a government sponsored plan but I -- -- take care of everybody.
And here's -- I'm going to do it but there are elements of the plan that are god that's intellectually honest as far as I'm concerned.
And you can't say everything is bad.
I'm rich area can -- especially if the price that I think one of the big concerns it's not even being addressed this topic of the conversation is.
You know how much we're gonna end up spending for this and the answer says -- gonna be more than we expect -- current.
-- the absolutely I mean we've gone from what 900 billion to a 1711.
Point 71 trillion.
I mean clearly the answer is not the way laws written I would disagree -- at all -- Mitchell thanks for coming -- it's always great to see you.