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Well GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney faces criticism over -- overhauled the Massachusetts health care system.
Grace -- -- from a Galen institute is live from DC.
Last Thursday Mitt Romney gives this big speech where it appears that he defended it.
His health care plan while trashing of president Obama's health care plan and a lot of people -- think that the both the same.
Good morning you know it's really hard.
You love Romney care -- hate Obama care.
When there are so many similarities between these two programs they both rely on a major expansion of Medicaid.
To cover more people huge new government bureaucracies.
Mandates on individuals mandates on businesses and the promises of Romney care are not.
Then there's the sense that you were if you got to universal coverage all these wonderful things -- what happened.
But in Massachusetts costs are going up there's still the highest health insurance costs in the nation.
More people are having to go to hospital emergency rooms for even routine care half of internists and family practice doctors.
Aren't taking any new patients over and over and more people are figuring out that they can -- system that.
They don't have to buy health insurance when their help they felt just -- -- when they're sick because the companies are required to -- what what that what that's doing.
Causing prices to go up for everybody else so a lot of the promises of Romney care are not being met and I think we need to look.
At what this is gonna mean for Obama care we've seen the future here.
We do see the future and yet again Mitt Romney -- perhaps -- front runner and all of the right now the GOP.
Can't let it go what what are the silver lining -- he's seeing from a planned well.
He is he is saying that it's really an issue of federalism that it was -- from Massachusetts.
-- wrong for the country.
Well if -- individual mandate was right for Massachusetts why would that be wrong for the country he's basically saying a massive she she should do.
What it needed to do for it -- -- but unfortunately.
They drew down a lot of federal dollars to subsidize this.
Four out of five of the people who are newly covered under Romney care are getting some kind of subsidies from the state.
We simply can't have -- that at the national level we cannot afford.
-- huge new entitlement programs in obamacare.
And yet we see that -- But Massachusetts.
None of the promises that -- -- and it.
How on earth are we going to be able to report in an -- when.
Right when Medicaid it's already going bankrupt Medicaid is bankrupting the states to create two -- our entitlement programs in twenty ports well we can't do it.
Listen thank you ought we've got breaking news over the -- his -- but you made some great points that we -- there we appreciate it thanks a.
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