See how much you actually know versus how much you are buying into false information or twisting.
We'll give the answers further down on the page. If there is a link, answer first and then look at the link.
Romney insisted that there be no new taxes as a result of the bill. __ T __ F
Romney vetoed the assessment to employers for not providing healthcare. __ T __ F
This bill was based on letting the free market work. __ T __ F
One key principle Romney aimed for was to get government to get out of the
business of handing out free care (to those who could otherwise afford it)
[Is that conservative, to be fiscally responsible? Liberal? Or mostly neither?] __ T __ F
Charging a user fee for people who used health care without paying
follows conservative principles. __ T __ F
Romney signed the bill with no payments for abortion in it. __ T __ F
Romney's part of the health care law was generally conservative __ T __ F
From the state's view and his obligation to fulfill his responsibilities, this plan
fulfilled the need innovatively and appropriately, the best it could for
an initial plan where no other state had ever done it. __ T __ F
Over half of the states said they wanted to pass a law similar to that one. __ T __ F
Residents highly favor the results of the health care bill. __ T __ F
The health care bill met the needs for the state appropriately but it would
not work as a national law. __ T __ F
Romney never advocated using the individual mandate nationally. __ T __ F
Though Obama used the health care bill as a model, ObamaCare has
huget differences. .__ T __ F
The bill included many compromises but overall it was appropriate and
Romney's part was conservative. __ T __ F
Gingrich and other conservatives highly touted the Massachusetts Health
Care Bill and the individual mandate. (Answer) __ T __ F
The 85% Democratic legislature added some pieces that actually weren't
Romney's, which he vetoed, but they overrode __ T __ F
The answers are as follows: All are true.
A Harvard School of Public Health poll earlier this spring reported 63 percent support for the 2006 law (up 10 percent over the last two years)
Strong grassroots efforts led to tentative approval of a different ballot initiative one in 2004 to add a right to “comprehensive, affordable, and equitably financed health insurance coverage” to the state constitution, and the possibility that a similar measure to impose a payroll tax on employers in 2006 might succeed added to the political pressure to finally enact the current Massachusetts health law instead.
"The cost of free riders, and that's 100's of thousands of people who can afford to buy health insurance but choose not to buy it because they get health care free by the taxpayers picking up their bill (What would you do, continue to allow that or not?)
That's something that is a huge burden on our system, driving up the costs of health care across the country and that is what we are taking aim at.
What we're really doing here is saying you know what the free market does work. If we let people buy private health insurance plans and insist that if they can afford to do so, they do it, we can get government out of the business of handing out free care. And that is what we've been doing in our state to the tune of a billion dollars a year.
Get the free market to work well and get everybody insured inside the system rather than getting free health care paid for by everybody else. This is fundamentally a plan based on individuals being helped to get their own private health insurance policy. And that's what we've been doing in our state to the tune of a billion dollars a year. That's what this is about, get the market to work well. Get everybody insured inside the system rather than people getting free health care paid for by everybody else. This is fundamentally a plan based on individuals being helped to get their own private health insurance policy.
We found a way to allow people to buy their own health coverage with pretax dollars. In the past you could only get that outcome by having your employer buy your policy for you. That's an innovation I think is important nationwide.
Quoting an expert in the field: 'Look, we're already spending all the money and givning out free health care. We've got to turn the money we're spending into getting people to buy their insurance policies. That principle which we've applied here may be applied in different ways in different states. But the overall principle really does have applicability generally. [Never said to do it on a federal basis!!!!]
And fundamentally we have a massive health care crisis in this country, not just those who don't have insurance but the extraordinary cost of health care. We're not going to solve either of those problems until we get everybody inside the system, having insurance, going to get their care in the appropriate setting. These are changes which we have to see or we'll continue to see skyrocketing costs in health care.