Wednesday, September 12, 2012


ACTUALLY....... When I think of walk-back I think of a famous entertainer who used to "Moon Walk".  That was walking-back in style.  Surely Mitt Romney doesn't think he is anywhere close to Michael Jackson's interpretation, however Mitt's on the roll again.

This time Romney is doing a little Moon Walk on Obamacare.  In his speech to the Republican National Convention he said:  "We must reign in skyrocketing cost of health care by repealing and replacing Obamacare".  Romney's campaign clarified that the he would try to repeal the entire law. His campaign website says that Romney will issue an executive order on his 'first day in office' granting states waivers out of Obamacare, and promises he will "then work with Congress to repeal the full legislation as quickly as possible. I say we're going to replace Obamacare. And I'm replacing it with my own plan". On the day the Supreme Court upheld the Obama law, Romney said "the American people must vote the president out of office in order to get rid of Obamacare".

Here's the walk-back from his previous comments.  On Meet The Press, Sunday, September 9th, Romney said "I'm not getting rid of all of health care reform.  Of course there are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I'm going to put in place.  One: is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage.  Two: is to assure that the marketplace allows for individuals to have policies that cover their family up to whatever age they might like."  Oops! Another shuffle here:  in June, Romney said he was in favor of health reform guaranteeing that people with pre-existing conditions have access to new insurance if they change or lose their job.   Romney's plan refers to only people "who already have coverage and makes no allowance for people with a pre-existing condition who are currently uninsured". What is not said here is the fact that Romney doesn't plan to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can even get health coverage.

Romney has never backed an important part of the Democrat's health care law - that which allows children to stay on the parent's plans up to age 26. Obamacare does this by requiring that insurance companies offer the coverage for dependent children.  Honestly, I'm not sure what Governor Romney really believes or what he will do. It's sorta' like, Hey Mitt, what about those taxes and offshore accounts?  He won't say!!!