Although Governor Romney has commented many times on the private-market health insurance program in Massachusetts how many times do we still hear the following?
“If Romney’s gonna stand a chance at being President, he’s gonna have to explain RomneyCare.”
That’s exactly what he’s going to do.
In a BIG way.
On Thursday (May 12, 2011) Romney will deliver a MAJOR health care address at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center at 2:00 PM ET in Ann Arbor. It’s being discussed as a PowerPoint palooza where he will lay out the nuts and bolts of his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Romney’s presidential exploratory committee on Tuesday announced the former Massachusetts governor would deliver a speech on Thursday at the University of Michigan. The speech is designed to explain how, as president, he would repeal President Barack Obama’s national health care overhaul that is similar to an effort Romney helped implement in Massachusetts.
Aides say Romney will outline a health overhaul that would give states the responsibility to take care of the poor, uninsured and ill. He is also going to offer a plan that would give patients a tax deduction if they buy their own health insurance.
Romney’s PAC has released an outline…
Mitt Romney’s 2012 Principles for Healthcare Reform:
• Restore to the states the responsibility and resources to care for their poor, uninsured, and chronically ill.
• Give a tax deduction to those who buy their own health insurance, just like those who buy it through their employers.
• Streamline the federal regulation of healthcare.
• Reduce the influence of lawsuits on medical practice and costs.
• Make healthcare more like a consumer market and less like a government program.
A Romney critic calls it a smart move:
By putting out a detailed plan well before any of his opponents, Romney has his best chance to move the conversation from the past to the future.
If Livefeed is available or C-Span plans to air the speech, we’ll post details here as soon as they are available. Check back!
This is a biggy!
UPDATE 2: May 12, 2011 LIVE on C-Span 3 – Gov Romney’s speech will air @ 2:00-3:00 PM ET. See www.C-Span.org. It is also being reported that his speech will air on Radio – XM Channel 119 at the same time, but I haven’t confirmed that.
UPDATE 2: Here is the C-Span LIVEFEED link to watch Gov Romney’s speech: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/. Unconfirmed: Some are saying FOX News will broadcast Gov Romney’s speech LIVE @2:00 PM ET, as well.