Thursday, October 04, 2012

Oops, I forgot that detail

On the subject of the Obama-Romney debate, it was curious to hear Mr. Romney's version of the MA health care reform legislative process:  “I like the way we did it in Massachusetts.”  While later claiming credit for a bill that did not increase costs or cut benefits, he neglected to mention the intitial $300+ million federal Medicaid waiver that provided much of the financial support for the Massachusetts plan, and the continuing waiver of "$500 million annually in federal support for Commonwealth Care and the Health Safety Net, and more than $300 million annually in other federal support for services to low income and uninsured populations."

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