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ObamaCare is awful.

That is the dirty little secret many liberals have avoided saying out loud for fear of aiding the president’s enemies, at a time when the ideal of universal health care needed all the support it could get…What we now call ObamaCare was conceived at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, and birthed in Massachusetts by Mitt Romney, then the governor. The president took RomneyCare, a program designed to keep the private insurance industry intact, and just improved some of its provisions. In effect, the president was simply trying to put lipstick on the dog in the carrier on top of Mitt Romney’s car. And he knew it.

Michael Moore.

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  1. Grant says:

    I must say, I’m very surprised that Obamacare was designed by a conservative think tank and then supported by liberal congressmen.

  2. Cheryl says:

    That was an insightful op-ed. Interesting opinion.

    • Cindy says:

      I will agree that the intentions were there, but, as Moore says, the lousy planning of Obamacare just adds to our health care woes.

    • Murphy says:

      Moore also points out how outrageous some health care prices are (his example is Novartis). If we are to somehow obtain universal health coverage, we’re going to have to get those spiraling costs under control.

  3. Ed says:

    I agree with Moore, but if we are truly to fix this mess, we cannot patch up Obamacare. We must start from scratch with a viable and well thought out solution.

  4. Susan says:

    The major difference between RomneyCare and ObamaCare is that RomneyCare was intended for a single state. ObamaCare is a one-size-fits-all prescription that does not take states’ differences into account.

    • Nancy says:

      True. And just because Vermont plans to use a single-payer system doesn’t mean every other state should be required to as well.

    • bart says:

      I seem to recall that the legislation for RomneyCare ran to couple of hundred pages, compared to 2,500 for ObamaCare. By that simple metric, the two have only about 10% in common.

  5. Sally says:

    ‘Tis time for Obamacare to admit defeat. We need to go a different route.