Mitt Romney: Obamacare Was 2,700 Pages And Romneycare Was Only 70 Pages
Mitt Romney has tried a lot of different spin to distract voters from Romneycare, the state-level model for the national Obamacare bill. But this spin takes the cake:
“If I become president, I will repeal ‘Obamacare.’ My bill was 70 pages. His bill is 2,700 pages. In those extra 2,630 pages he’s doing a lot of stuff that is just devastating to the health care system in this country. He’s wrong.”
However many pages are in the respective laws, they’re both bad policy. Romney may not have ever intended Romneycare to be a model for national policy (that doesn’t exactly jive with his past comments, but whatever), but he still supported Romneycare in Massachusetts. And in Massachusetts, it’s been expensive policy that has made the health care situation worse.
By the way, PolitiFact has a fun quiz you can take to see if you can tell the difference between Obamacare and Romneycare. My guess is you can’t. I certainly couldn’t.Tags: election 2012, mitt romney, obamacare, Romneycare