Monday, August 20, 2012

Romney Will Replace Obamacare With What?

Mitt Romney implemented socialized medicine in Massachusetts.  He now claims he will repeal and replace Obamacare, which was modeled on Romneycare.  What does "repeal and replace" mean?  Replace it with what?

This article highlights how Romney should repeal the IRS rule that enforces Obamacare, but Romney isn't talking about repealing the rule because he is only go to replace Obamacare and not completely remove it.
The Romney camp still says Mitt will “repeal[] Obamacare, starting Day One.” If he were serious, he would announce that he will rescind this IRS rule on day one. But the fact that Romney picked Leavitt suggests he really doesn’t mind ObamaCare that much, and that he is just saying whatever he needs to say to get what he wants.
When Romney gets serious about removing Romneycare Obamacare, he will commit to repealing the IRS rule.  Until then, Romney is only pandering to conservatives while he implements liberal ideology.