Friday, October 19, 2012

ObamaTax vs RomneyCare

Mike gave us a very cogent analysis of the actual, as-implemented MassCare plan, which was, in fact, much different than the original program set forth by Gov Romney. LifeHealthPro's Allison Bell offers her take on key differences between the two Presidential contenders' visions.

Here are a few examples; I really recommend that you read the whole thing:

"2. Women’s health and abortion"

Contrary to the spin, the ObamaTax does, in fact, include coverage for abortion [ed: please note that this is my take, not Ms Bell's]. And, of course, there's the whole convenience item birth control mandate.

Romney's plan doesn't (seem to) address either issue.

"5. Tort reform"

There's no mention of this in the ObamaTax, which doesn't preclude HHS Secretary Shecantbeserious from requiring it.

Romney proposes caps on "non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits."

"6. Health accounts"

Regular readers know we're big fans of consumer-driven health care, which the ObamaTax effectively guts ("essential benefits," slashing of HSA's and FSA's, etc).

It's probably no surprise that Romney supports expanding these types of plans.

Ms Bell does a great job of thumb-nailing some of the key differences, including treatment of Medicare and Medicaid. Definitely worth clicking through.

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