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Families USA Starts Ad War Against SCHIP Veto

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Finally, Romney Says It: "I like the plan I put forward in Massachusetts"

OK, we categorize this as "health care humor." Just count the number of times you break out laughing and you'll get it. But this is no joke -- this is Mitt Romney's column in today's Wall Street Journal. Priceless. Where HillaryCare Goes Wrong By MITT ROMNEY -- September 20, 2007 Some of the details have changed, but at the heart of Sen. Hillary Clinton's new health-care proposal are the same flaws that sunk her first version. They flow from her distrust of markets, from her distaste for profit-motivated private enterprise, and from her consequent faith that Washington knows best. The... Read more »

Never Overestimate the Intelligence of the American Public

Our humor category is growing by leaps and bounds. Kudos to Charley on the MTA at Blue Mass Group for catching this spicy tidbit from the Boston Globe's Primary Source political blog: Likely Republican voters were asked how familiar they were the healthcare plans of all their candidates, even including non-candidate Fred Thompson. The results? In Nevada 29 percent said they were familiar with Thompson's healthcare plan. In New Hampshire it was 15 percent, in Iowa 18 percent, in Florida it was 22 percent and in South Carolina had 24 percent with some idea about his plan. Huh? Read more »

Romney: “I Was Brainwashed in Massachusetts…”

In a stunning admission at a campaign health event in Florida today, Republican Presidential Candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney said that he had been “brainwashed” while serving as governor and agreeing to a big government health expansion scheme. “Gosh, there was so much blue, so much blue, everywhere, my eyes kind of glazed over and I lost focus,” Romney said, referring to the Massachusetts health reform law known as Chapter 58 which has thus far expanded affordable health insurance coverage to about 175,000 formerly uninsured individuals, mostly through expanded... Read more »


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