Monday, February 28, 2011

News Update - Pres. Obama "Plays the Romney Card"

In a shift toward states rights, President Obama today agreed with Gov. Romney that states should be able to craft their own individual healthcare reform plans. Read about it here.

Many governors from across the country met with Pres. Obama today stating that the rules for implementing Obamacare are too strict. Obama acquiesced and agreed to allow states more autonomy in structuring there own healthcare plans.

Romney has been an advocate for states rights and their ability to create their own plans from the beginning of his 2008 run for the White House. Since the inception of Obamacare, one of Romney's criticisms of Obamacare is that it requires states with very different needs and resources to follow the same cookie-cutter model to implement healthcare reform. Romney has always believed in the states as being "laboratories of democracy" where experimental and innovative policies could tested and perfected.

I think it is significant that Mark Halperin from Time magazine actually put together the phrase "Obama plays the Romney card."

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