24 August 2007


Today's Wall Street Journal details Mitt Romney's national plans for healthcare, which apparently differ from the plan he proposed in Massachusetts:

In a speech before the Florida Medical Association in Hollywood, Fla., Mr. Romney will present a program that won't include new government mandates for individuals or companies to buy coverage, policies long considered anathema by many conservatives -- and that were features of the program enacted in Massachusetts.

Instead, Mr. Romney plans to focus on tax breaks and streamlining regulations, policies his advisers say would essentially create a new, freer market for health insurance, driving down costs and providing incentives for individuals to buy their own plans. It is an approach President Bush and many Republican economists have embraced.

Perhaps we can relax now knowing that Romney-Care will not be the Republican equivalent of Hillary-Care.