August 24, 2007

Rommey´s universal health care program

Romney says other states can replicate Massachusetts' program of universal health care if the federal government creates an environment in which private health insurance can expand. The Republican presidential contender is to declare he wants the government to help states lower premiums by deregulating their insurance industries. Romney says Washington also should make tax changes so all people can use pretax dollars to buy coverage, as workers do who get coverage through their employers. For him, the Medicaid program for people with low incomes should be overhauled. The goal should be to provide states with block grants so they can create insurance programs, freed from federal mandates that are tailored to their individual needs.

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