In the latest edition of Newsmax, Ronald Kessler writes about Gov. Romney’s health care plan:
Contrary to media reports, Massachusetts’ new health insurance plan has managed to cover nearly all residents at minimal additional cost to the state and could be a model for national healthcare reform, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney tells Newsmax.
Romney, who devised the plan, cites the Massachusetts plan’s own figures and a report by the non-partisan Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, which has concluded that the claim that the state’s healthcare reform created uncontrollable costs is a “myth.”
“Despite a public perception that the state’s landmark healthcare reform law has turned out to be unaffordable, a new analysis by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation finds that the cost to taxpayers of achieving near universal coverage has been relatively modest and well within initial projections of how much the state would have to spend to implement reform, in part because many of the newly insured have enrolled in employer-sponsored plans at no public expense,” the foundation’s report, issued in May, says.
Read the whole thing here.