We kept waiting for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to say he had been joking after telling a crowd in Des Moines that government needs to loosen restrictions on health-insurance companies. Less regulation would lead to more competition, his distorted thinking goes.
“The answer is not to pour government in,” he told a group of mostly medical students at Des Moines University. “It’s to get government out, and get the free-market health system.”
This is from Romney, who was governor of Massachusetts when the state mandated everyone purchase health care.
So in his former office Romney supported forcing people to purchase insurance from the private sector, yet he wants that private sector to be subject to less government regulation?
We figured he had to be joking.
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