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I don’t usually like to post on personal matters, but in all fairness I really should say something here…
Some people may (or may not) have noticed that I vanished for a while. I took sick. It was serious enough to visit the hospital. Now I didn’t have insurance so the hospital pushed & pushed and got me on RomneyCare.
Now, untreated I would have died, so I guess you can argue that Mitt Romney saved my life. To some extant. It’s true that they wouldn’t have tossed me out to the gutter no matter what, even without insurance, but I guarantee that all the follow-ups and medications would not have been there without the help.
All & all my experience with RomneyCare hasn’t been a bad one. Have there been issues? Oh, yes, but pretty much all of them could have (or even would have) occurred with a private medical plan. I mean, things like getting the referral you need on time, or having the pharmacy not screw things up — RomneyCare or an HMO, they’re all the same. Heck, the pharmacy issues are independent of health insurance…
You’d think that someone in my position would enthusiastically endorse Mitt Romney. Like I said, you can argue that I’m here now because of him. But, that’s why I can’t endorse him. Romney did good, he passed a decent Healthcare package, and now he’s running against his own great success.
“Governor Mitt Romney” didn’t leave much of a legacy. He can’t claim much of a success. RomneyCare was literally his crowning achievement. Fiscally he was a disaster. He assumed that the economic troubles the nation was facing were only temporary, and that good times were just around the corner. As a result his response to the fiscal problems was to dip into the state’s cash reserves, and lower lottery payouts — neither sustainable never mind expandable. And he spent more time campaigning for the Presidency than he did running the state. So, with only one term under his belt and an economy that refused to recover, there just wasn’t a lot he could brag about. Except RomneyCare. And now, well, and now he’s running against it.
ObamaCare is RomneyCzre with a mandate — with some teeth. ObamaCare is RomneyCare on a national level. The two plans are very much alike. ObamaCare is modeled on Romney’s one great success, his one big achievement, the lasting legacy of Governor Mitt Romney yet Romney is running against it.
You saved me, Mitt Romney. Why can’t you stand up like a man and save everyone else?
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