DC Morning: Romney literally re-imagines Massachusetts health-care system

Mike Riggs Contributor
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“Overall, ours is a model that works,” Mitt Romney told an audience at Iowa State University on Monday evening. According to the Boston Globe, Romney’s claims–including “We solved our problem at the state level. Like it or not, it was a state solution”–are all part of an effort to distance himself from his state’s kindred spirit: ObamaCare. Readers of the Daily Caller know that Romney is blowing smoke in the direction of their backsides. “Since 2006, the cost of the state’s insurance program has increased by 42 percent, or almost $600 million,” wrote contributor Peter Suderman in January. “According to an analysis by the Rand Corporation, ‘in the absence of policy change, health-care spending in Massachusetts is projected to nearly double to $123 billion in 2020, increasing 8 percent faster than the state’s gross domestic product (GDP).'”

Not only that, Suderman added, but “the cost of insurance premiums in the state is the highest in the nation, and double-digit rate hikes are expected again in 2010.” So, in a way, Romney’s plan really is different from Pres. Obama’s: as of this moment, there’s undeniable evidence that RomneyCare doesn’t work.