Mitt Romney Just Made A STUNNING Admission About ObamaCare

Mitt Romney Just Made A STUNNING Admission About ObamaCare

It took a few years, but 2012 GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has admitted that, without “RomneyCare,” ObamaCare wouldn’t exist.

According to NPR:

“It’s a good thing for him that Mitt Romney isn’t running for president again.

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee — who has still been bandied about as a potential candidate — just embraced everything that made many conservatives skeptical of him. He admitted that the health care plan he instituted as governor of Massachusetts was the precursor to Obamacare.”

Romney credits Stemberg with pushing him toward implementing universal health care in the state in 2006 (with nine key words we bolded):

Romney said that shortly after he was elected, Mr. Stemberg asked him why he ran for governor. Romney said he told him that he wanted to help people, and Mr. Stemberg replied that if he really wanted to help, he should give everyone access to health care, which Romney said he hadn’t really considered before.

“Without Tom pushing it, I don’t think we would have had Romneycare,” Romney said. “Without Romneycare, I don’t think we would have Obamacare. So, without Tom a lot of people wouldn’t have health insurance.”

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24 COMMENTS

  1. This is why Glenn Beck ticks me off. Beck says Trump isn’t a conservative…but will instead be a fanboy of Romney…who DEFINITELY ISN’T A CONSERVATIVE. Beck has been hanging with the well-to-do in the city too long and like the rest of them has forgotten what a REAL conservative is. Romney is and HAS ALWAYS been an east coast liberal.

        • Feel free. It’s your money. I don’t hate them, but won’t send them my cash. Not sure where you got that idea from my two word reply. I made a factual statement. The main ideas behind the Affordable Care Act originally came from the Heritage Foundation. I’m happy you told the world you love them.

          • The Heritage foundation did not originate the idea that became the ACA. You must be referring to the idea of state run insurance exchanges. That idea, touted by the Heritage Foundation, originated with one Alain C. Enthoven — an emeritus professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business who worked for DoD during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. It was simply a plan to establish a farmers market type of exchange where persons could shop for insurance. Obviously the competition under those circumstances would better assure lower prices. The ACA is comparable to insurance exchanges the same way a deluxe hamburger is comparable to a salad – they both have lettuce and tomato. To accuse Heritage foundation of originating the idea is false. For them to promote the original idea demonstrates that form of insurance market has merit. Your statement appeared to condemn Heritage Foundation for having originated Obamacare, which it absolutely did not.

          • And I didn’t condemn anyone or anything. I like many of the provisions of the ACA – can’t be kicked for pre-existing conditions, my kids can stay on my policy longer, yearly caps. And I dislike many as well.

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  3. Had Romney admitted this when he was running, he would have never even gotten on the ticket. Just goes to show that both parties “hide” things based on approval. I’mk supporting Dr. Ben, but if Trump is on the ticket instead, I will still vote *against* the lyin’ heifer clinton.

  4. I new that a long time ago an I have never lived or even visited his state. When he was running for president. That was brought up in the news people. You guys live under rocks. Lmao

  5. The only people who didn’t know Mitt Romney pioneered an early version of Obamacare in Massachusetts is those poor souls who believed the Republican/Conservative party line propaganda for the Romney campaign. Let me thank both President want to be Romney and President Obama for getting health care available. I retired early at 59 and was able to purchase group policies on my own without an employer organizing the group coverage for less than $400 a month. This is less than the Cobra policy I was offered when I was laid off from a Fortune 500 company in 2002. This is less than half of what a friend of mine was able to obtain before Obamacare , under similar age and other circumstances.

    Certainly this is imperfect. It feels to correct the fundamental IMMORALITY how far along for profit corporations providing medical care. The Emerald Arcurs because of the course of nature should not be a profit-making opportunity. When your life is on the line, it isn’t fair for boards of directors to be diddling with your life only to fall back on the ultimate-WORST socialization which Republicans were content to maintain -allowing taxpayers to pay MULTIPLIED HIGHER RATES for the uninsured at emergency room cost structures.

    Republicans put a priority of preventing President Obama from accomplishing what they have sabotaged since Teddy Roosevelt’s time over along Americans to have what other modern countries have enjoyed for decades – health insurance. They have been screwing America over to maintain their power and posturing. I await the Trolls name calling retort but they will not have any concrete denials of what I’m saying. This was not patriotism.

    • I’m retired, too, fixed income. I can’t afford 3 or 400 a month for health care, especially since I see a doctor about once very two or three years. It’s the first time in my adult life that I haven’t had health care coverage. But, according to Barack Hussien Obama, I can afford extra taxes for NOT having it…. Reminds me of King George lll telling the colonists that English tea would be unloaded at Boston harbor and that they WOULD pay for it, whether they wanted it or liked it or not.

      I think health care is very important. As a matter of fact, I guess it’s probably number seven on my list of what every American should desire to have … right under FREEDOM, roof and walls, cloths, groceries, heat and clothing.

      The architects and pontiffs of Obamacare will get no thanks from me. I just wish the good ship Obamacare was parked in a harbor somewhere.

      • I guess you don’t need health care insurance. Almost all of us DO need it and would risk losing everything — home, mobility, happiness, financial freedom and even LIFE itself without insurance and a moderate health episode. Many of us could afford it NOW with “Obama care” in-place – which is a hell of a “freedom increase” over going without insurance. This freedom against the real worries of financial disaster is so strong that I declare you are dramatically wrapping your argument in the word “FREEDOM”while the real meaning of your words actually decreases actual freedom with what is at-risk. Now, I could earn my health insurance with part time work if I had to. I couldn’t before Obama acted. The more I consider your reply, the more I consider you a “poser” for crying falsely that freedom is at risk when any sane person will want health insurance -without it you will surely drawing on other taxpayers or your heirs the day you collapse and someone calls an ambulance. You risk all 6 of your higher priorities so I doubt you are even running uninsured. The Republican water bucket you carry leaks.

        • The more I read what you just said, the more I don’t give a tinkers damn what you have to say. You’re a shill for the Obamacare train wreck trying to sound noble and righteous about federal control over something it has no business being involved in in the first place. Of course, any sane person would want health care. So do I. But I don’t consider it an unalienable right of every citizen at the expense of every body else. I don’t care how much health care coverage you have, sooner or later, something’s going to come up that you can’t beat, or you’re going to hit an age bracket where it becomes “unprofitable” to provide for you. When that happens, the federal health care system is just going to tell you “tough luck”.

          If you really want health care for everybody and freedom, too, the thing to do is get the racketeering federal government out of the way and let the health care insurance providers compete on an honest basis for HONEST dollars across state lines in stead of having the government arbitrarily set all standards and prices. I mean, after all, I guess I can appreciate the federal government making sure I’m covered if I become a heroin addict, contract HIV/aids (probably the primary reason the Democrats want “universal coverage” to begin with, pandering to the homosexuals) or get pregnant and need either pre-natal care or maybe decide I want an abortion…. It’s just that being in my 60s, I really don’t expect any of that to come up.

          You’re an insulting kind of shill, aren’t you?

          By the way, good luck with your premiums next year. You’re probably gonna need it.

          • Not a shill. I put out real money and got coverage such that another kidney stone doesnt derail my retirement savings or sell my house or doesn’t push me onto other taxpayers backs if I had no resources and converted my $25K medical problem (quadtupled by ER treatment] into taxpayer rip-off. You have the audacitybto call my real life experience into a “shill accusation” with your silly-ass freedom speech WITHOUT EVEN ADDRESSING the real-life freedom loss consequences of no insurance and you add gutless name calling by inserting dashed into insults. 5th grade!

          • I guess, being a taxpayer myself, I just don’t like having you ride on my back and having the federal government tell me I have to carry you.

            As I recall, the first personal insult came from you, calling me a “poser” and making this accusation: ” I declare you are dramatically wrapping your argument in the word “FREEDOM”while the real meaning of your words actually decreases actual freedom with what is at-risk.”

            If you don’t like personal insult, don’t insult other people. If you don’t like “audacity” being thrown in your face, don’t throw it in the faces of other people.

          • I pull the BS alarm lanyard on you unless you attest that: #1 you wear a medic alert bracelet for DNR (no resucation) so the first time the ambulance or a caring person sics the medical establishment on your carcass, you will only run up $1000 for the ride and first and last saline IV line in your arm. #2 your survivors don’t need anything to live – independently secure and insured. OTHERWISE YOUR CHOICES ARE JUST AS LIKELY TO DEPEND ON MY TAX PAYMENTS you starry-eyed homesteader.Any stroke, heart attack, broken hip or dementia will likely hit six figures and you’re complaining about opportunity to participate in insurance and pissimg and moaning about first step to join Europe, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan . . . even Cuba in cutting modern health care from paying more than double per capita of other civilization. Go ahead and imply I am a stupid parasite !!! Spread some lies about Canadians suffering when the reality is they laugh at us. My health insurance provider pushes Me to buy my prescriptions from Canada.

          • “I pull the BS alarm lanyard on you unless you attest that: #1…”

            Whatever else you had to say, I didn’t read it. That was enough to alert me to pull the “BS alarm lanyard” on you.

  6. “It took a few years, but 2012 GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has admitted that, without “RomneyCare,” ObamaCare wouldn’t exist.”

    Why has every one forgotten about “Hillary Care”… which was when she, as an unelected first “lady” tried to take over 7% of the US economy with her health care plan?

    I don’t think Romney Care was ever a good idea, but it seems to me that single payer government controlled health care has been a target of the Democrats as far back as I can remember… and for the same two reasons …money and power over people’s lives.

  7. This is not “stunning.” This is very old news. It was thoroughly discussed when he was running, though there are key differences between Romney’s health program and ‘Obamacare.’ A far more effective and workable solution that was more sustainable was crafted and refined by Senator Bennett (R) of Utah, with bipartisan input and sponsorships, over more than 8 years, and was voted down each year because it was too much a compromise from both sides of the Senate. However Bennett’s proposal actually could have worked medically and fiscally, which ‘Obamacare’ never could, even if anyone had been allowed to read it before it was “passed” without an actual vote in the House (when I read the House version of the ACA the week after it passed, it was titled, “A Bill for Affordable Veteran Housing” or something similar).
    -unimpressed physician (especially with Obamacare)

  8. Well, if he admits that Romneycare, the precursor to Obamacare, was a failure just like the successor, he would be making a decent statement.

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