Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Boston Globe Defends Romneycare on Conservative Grounds

Here's something you don't see everyday: The Boston Globe defending a law based on it's conservative credentials. Nevertheless, I am happy to see it. Those in MA realize that Romneycare is really not a liberal plan. In fact, as the Boston Globe article states, the MA lawmakers were planning a much more liberal approach to dealing with healthcare. The approach that Dems were planning in MA was:

"a payroll tax of 5 to 7 percent on businesses that did not offer health coverage. That idea, the subject of a planned ballot question, became the preferred approach of then-House speaker Sal DiMasi. Businesses worried, and with good reason, about the costs such a plan would impose."

That's right, an employer mandate that included a steep price tag for those who didn't provide coverage for their employees.

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