Should America have elected the guy who successfully implemented government subsidized insurance?

with an individual mandate?

The flawed rollout of Healthcare.gov angered many people. Perhaps we should have elected Romney instead. After all, he successfully implemented government-subsidized healthcare with an individual mandate.

Update:

@ Our Kids Fed Debt: Interesting link, but your assumption about premiums is off base. Premiums in northeastern states are higher for three reasons:

1) Higher cost of living

2) More elderly residents

3) High-profile hospitals

You have mistaken correlation for causation.

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  • justa
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    7 years ago
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    Except that Romney was a one term governor, who didn't rollout anything. The law, with considerable revisions was signed in 2006 and is now mostly dead. He left in 2007.

    His tenure in office was pretty poor and its very doubtful he would have been re elected.

    He cut all sorts of programs for the middle class and education. And claimed, falsely as it turned out, to have left a surplus. He was even pro gun control.

    There was an awful lot that never seemed to make the news relative to his time in office. And when you read about it, that's understandable.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Which led to the highest individual insurance premiums in the US

    http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/individual-pr...

    A sure sign of what Obama Care will do to all of us.

    Thank you for the opportunity to remind people of how only a fool wool implement what has already been proven to be a failure.

  • 7 years ago

    Not necessarily......

    What you Libs fail to acknowledge, is that Mass. ran into the same problems you are now seeing with the national model. Then Gov Romney's administration researched and found that the young werent signing up, and more people were going on Medicaid than signing up and paying..... amongst a whole host of other problems....Those problems linger to this day....

    So "successful " is in the eye of the beholder.....

  • 7 years ago

    And MassHealth made great strides from it dank beginnings.

    It had a crappy website that didn't work, and it needed to be tweaked and adjusted when problems came up.

    Nothing at all like Affordable Care Act.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Given His Incompetence's series of patheticisms since the day he rolled into town on the back of his very successful marketing campaign, I'd say that's a no-brainer, wun'tchoo, "liberal"? Soooooooo, yes, hiring the adult would have been...well...the adult thang to do. Doh.

  • 7 years ago

    as if that was the only issue, we'd still have troops in Iraq and probably now in Iran, foreign policy would not exist, and corporate welfare would have increased exponentially.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Ha Ha... Romney would have us at war in Libya and Iran already

  • 7 years ago

    no. forced healthcare and its implementation should NOT have been a reason to elect anyone. it should have been a reason NOT to elect anyone. we are starting down a very slippery slope where the government is telling us all what we'll need or not need, what we can do or not do, say or not say, and it only gets worse over time.

  • 7 years ago

    If Romney had been elected, we wouldn't find ourselves it the situation we're in now, and our economy would be vastly improved, unemployment would be under 6% and everybody would still have their health care insurance, Iran would still be under tougher sanctions, our allies would not hate us, we would have a foreign policy that actually works, and we wouldn't be bowing down to dictators and apologizing for America..

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    It's OK for states. Not the Feds.

    Source(s): Constitution
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