Surprise! RomneyCare Costs Exploding /Hidden from the Public
ByDJ Redmanon Jan 15, 2012Source: Conservative Daily Newshttp://conservativedailynews.com/2012/01/surprise-romneycare-costs-exploding-hidden-from-the-public/ According to
in The New York Times, Massachusetts cannot bar legalimmigrants from a state health care program, according to a ruling issued Thursday bythe states highest court, a decision that edges the state closer to its goal of providingnear-universal health care coverage to its residents adding, The ruling said that a2009 state budget that dropped about 29,000 legal immigrants who had lived in theUnited States for less than five years from Commonwealth Care, a subsidized
program central to this states 2006
health care overhaul
, violated theState Constitution. How does that saying by Sir Walter Scott go? Oh yes, Oh what atangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.If we look back on the head politico that signed the 2009 state budget that did indeedprohibit legal immigrants from receiving RomneyCare health insurance, we seeGovernor Deval Patrick spinning like a top in trying to explain how he went against thestate constitution and installed this discriminatory provision into the healthcare lawthrough the state budgeting system.Gov. Patrick knew fully well this was being done to save money, yet after being caught,he comes out saying he was initially opposed to it. From the NYT piece, Gov. DevalPatrick initially opposed barring the immigrants from the program and worked withlegislators to create an alternative and more limited program that cost about $40million.If the governor was truly opposed to barring legal immigrants from receiving the healthinsurance provided by RomneyCare, then he would have vetoed it. This is the direct result of career politicians promising things to get elected, then when they realize thecost of it, they start to secretly inflicting hardships onto the citizenry to pay for theirirresponsible nanny-state promises. In this case, the implied free healthcare for allturned out to be not so free and not for all citizens.State officials say they will abide by the high courts decision, ( isnt that refreshing)
butwill now have to figure out a way to pay for the extra $150 million shortfallin the state budget.
(They can always raise taxes on the working class to pay fortheir blunder, and just call them fees as mitt Romney did for his entire term asGovernor)