Skip To Content
BuzzFeed News Home Reporting To You

Utilizamos cookies, próprios e de terceiros, que o reconhecem e identificam como um usuário único, para garantir a melhor experiência de navegação, personalizar conteúdo e anúncios, e melhorar o desempenho do nosso site e serviços. Esses Cookies nos permitem coletar alguns dados pessoais sobre você, como sua ID exclusiva atribuída ao seu dispositivo, endereço de IP, tipo de dispositivo e navegador, conteúdos visualizados ou outras ações realizadas usando nossos serviços, país e idioma selecionados, entre outros. Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link.

Caso não concorde com o uso cookies dessa forma, você deverá ajustar as configurações de seu navegador ou deixar de acessar o nosso site e serviços. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies.

Asked In 2008 If He Would Bring RomneyCare "National," Romney Replied "Absolutely"

Mitt Romney sometimes comes under fire for shifting views on whether he would have used his state model of health care reform, RomneyCare, as a model for national reform.

Posted on August 26, 2012, at 10:54 p.m. ET

At a 2008 event in New Hampshire, Romney was asked by a voter, "You supported national healthcare in Massachusetts. Are you going to do the same thing on a national?" His response: "Absolutely, I've already put a plan out. Take a look at it. Get on my website, take a look."

View this video on YouTube

youtube.com

Later the same voter followed up with Romney.

View this video on YouTube

youtube.com

Voter: "We are trying to get a 100% health care for all Americans."

Romney: "Me too, that is what my plan does."

Romney's 2008 health care reform plan implies using a “federalist approach,” but the plan doesn't specifically imply that it is a states-only approach. Implementing the concepts laid out in the Romney plan, including the “Stop The Free Riders” concept, also known as the individual mandate, would most likely have to involve some coordination on the federal level.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.

ADVERTISEMENT