Health care spending in Massachusetts highest in the nation

The fact that Romneycare is the progenitor of Obamacare and that the state-run health insurance program has led to citizens experiencing the highest per capita cost for health care in the nation, should make even President Obama hesitate to use the program when touting his own legislation. We're probably not going to be hearing anymore about Romneycare as a template for Obamacare.Examiner: On Oct. 30, as President Obama was under fire for the botched rollout of his signature health care law, he visited Boston's Faneuil Hall. It was in that hall in 2006 that then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, with a smiling Ted Kennedy by his side, signed a sweeping health care overhaul into law that would eventually become the model for Obamacare. As with Obamacare, the Massachusetts program (also known as Romneycare), expanded Medicaid, mandated that individuals purchase government-approved coverage, and provided subsidies to individuals to purchase government-designed insurance plans...(Read Full Post)

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