The former conservative firebrand wrote a column yesterday called "Three Cheers for RomneyCare." (Legal Insurrection).
Here's the ending (get the barf bags ready).
What went wrong with Romneycare wasn't a problem in the bill, but a problem in Massachusetts: Democrats.
First, the overwhelmingly Democratic legislature set the threshold for receiving a subsidy so that it included people making just below the median income in the United States, a policy known as "redistribution of income." For more on this policy, see "Marx, Karl."
Then, liberals destroyed the group-rate, "no frills" private insurance plans allowed under Romneycare (i.e. the only kind of health insurance a normal person would want to buy, but which is banned in most states) by adding dozens of state mandates, including requiring insurers to cover chiropractors and in vitro fertilization -- a policy known as "pandering to lobbyists."
For more on "pandering" and "lobbyists," see "Gingrich, Newt." (Yes, that's an actual person's name.)
Romney's critics, such as Rick Santorum, charge that the governor should have known that Democrats would wreck whatever reforms he attempted.
They have, but no more than they would have wrecked health care in Massachusetts without Romneycare. Democrats could use a sunny day as an excuse to destroy the free market, redistribute income and pander to lobbyists. Does that mean Republicans should never try to reform anything and start denouncing sunny days?
Santorum has boasted of his role in passing welfare reform in the 1990s. You know what the Democrats' 2009 stimulus bill dismantled? That's right: the welfare reform that passed in the 1990s.
The problem isn't health insurance mandates. The problem isn't Romneycare. The problem isn't welfare reform. The problem is Democrats.
That's great logic Ann....NOT!
To top it all off, about six months ago, Ann was on with the other Ditzy Chick Laura Ingraham (another Romneyite) saying RomneyCare “shows the failure of even statewide universal care.”
The pretzels this woman contorts herself into in order to rationalize her support for liberal Romney.
Mark Levin took almost 30 minutes of his radio show last night to try an reeducate Ann.
It's going to be interesting to see the reception she gets at CPAC next week, as she's scheduled to speak.