Mitt Romney: “Obama’s is Longer Than Mine”
Mitt Romney is going to be tarred forever with Obamacare/Romneycare, no matter how much squirming and twisting and doubletalking he does.
In his latest squirmfest, Romney says his mandatory health insurance plan — when he was Governor of Massachusetts — is completely different from Obama’s health plan because “My bill was 70 pages. His is over 2,000.”
Also, I was wearing a blue shirt when I signed Romneycare into law, and it was raining. So there.
Romney also defended Romneycare by saying “we solved a serious need that existed in our state.”
Oh, and there wasn’t any “serious need” for Obama’s Affordable Care Act? Hmmm, I seem to remember something about tens of thousands of Americans dying every year from lack of medical care, jillions of people unable to get health coverage because of a pre-existing condition, countless others getting dropped by their HMOs when they had the nerve to get sick…
But it’s fun to watch Romney squirm and dance. He still thinks if he keeps on digging and digging, he’ll get out of that hole he’s dug himself into. Keep digging, Asshole.
In other news: Corporations can’t be put in prison, but their executives can. When it comes to health care fraud, federal agencies are going to start going after specific executives instead of some amorphous paper entity known as “the corporation.”
Pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, nursing home chains and any other company that deals with Medicare and Medicaid — the kid gloves are off. Instead of the corporation paying a pocket-change fine and then going about its business like nothing happened, individual executives will face criminal charges if they engage in health care fraud. Executives don’t even have to be personally involved in a fraud scheme. If they could have stopped the scheme if they had known about it, they do the perp walk.
Also, the guilty company can be banned from doing any further business with government health programs.
Health care fraud costs taxpayers $60 billion a year. Maybe this will put a dent in it.