Romney Fires Back at WSJ Over Healthcare Editorial

Friday, 13 May 2011 02:30 PM

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney fired off a letter that appears in today’s The Wall Street Journal responding to a scathing editorial about the universal healthcare law he signed while in office. The newspaper had suggested that the measure raised questions about his fitness to be president.

Mitt Romney, Wall Street Journal, Healthcare“I was not surprised to read yet another editorial in the Journal yesterday criticizing the healthcare reforms we enacted in Massachusetts,” Romney wrote. “I was, however, not expecting the distortions of what we accomplished. Let me deal with some of them.”

He said the state faced a financial problem, spending nearly $1 billion for care of the uninsured.

“What we did was convert that money into premium support for those who needed help buying a policy, and require those uninsured who could afford to buy coverage to take personal responsibility for their own health care.”

Massachusetts insurance premiums were high before the law, and getting everyone insured alone is not enough to reduce healthcare cost, Romney said.

“While I have had my disagreements with the Journal's editorial board, where we find common ground is on the need to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with reforms that empower states to craft their own solutions. A one-size-fits-all plan that raises taxes and ignores the very real differences between states is the wrong course for our nation.”

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