No Spin Zone
Mitt Romney gives speech defending his old health care plan
By: Bill O'ReillyMay 12, 2011
STORY EXCERPT
Politico: Mitt Romney used slide after slide in a PowerPoint presentation Thursday to make the case that the health care reform law he signed in 2006 isn't much like the one President Barack Obama signed last year.

The catch, as Romney all but admitted: Almost nobody believes him.

"A lot of pundits are saying I should stand up and say this whole thing is a mistake, admit it and walk away," Romney said in a speech at the University of Michigan. "A lot of folks conclude. There's only one problem: it wouldn't be honest. I did what I believed was right for the people of my state."

Like the federal law, the Massachusetts law contains an individual mandate that requires the purchase of insurance. The federal mandate has become a lightning rod for Republican criticism of Obama's health care reform law - and the target of numerous lawsuits.

But Romney defended the Massachusetts mandate, saying its goal was "to insist on personal responsibility, to say to folks who could afford to buy insurance, either buy insurance yourself or pay your own way. Either have insurance, or we'll charge you for the cost the state will have to cover you if you get seriously ill."
Read the full news article...
BILL'S NO SPIN ANALYSIS
Log in or become a Premium Member to see Bill's No Spin Analysis.
Premium Member Comments
Only BillOReilly.com Premium Members can leave comments. Become a Premium Member to comment.
Appearances
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
OCTOBER 31, 2014  | PM Rating: A+
Greg Gutfeld hosts The O'Reilly Factor, Friday 10/31
Talking Points Memo
Impact Segment
Personal Story Segment
A judge has ruled in favor of Kaci Hickox, the nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa and...
Back of Book Segment
Elite universities have routinely banned conservatives from speaking on campus, but now left-wing...
Get KP free when you become a PM!
Newsletters
Learn More about our newsletters here.
BillOReilly.com Column
Talking Points Memo Transcript
The Bill Bulletin
The Factor Insider
This Week on The Factor
E-mail Address
Follow The Factor
Terms & Conditions   |   Privacy Policy   |   Acknowledgements   |   Advertising   |   Mobile Site
Copyright © 2002-2014 BillOReilly.com. All rights reserved.