“On the same day a new study was published showing that RomneyCare has cost Massachusetts 18,000 jobs, Governor Romney tried to re-write history on national television by saying he never called RomneyCare a model for the nation. Before the political winds blew the other way, Governor Romney wanted RomneyCare as a model for the nation. He can’t run from that or the fact that RomneyCare helped make Massachusetts 47th in job creation.”
-Tim Miller

Today, Gov. Romney Again Tried To Re-Write History On His Support For RomneyCare As A National Model:

ROMNEY: “Wolf, we updated the book because it came out almost a year after the first book and of course the President's plan was then put in place. I was asked when we put our plan together by Dan Balz of The Washington Post, is the plan in Massachusetts something that, if you are president, you'd have the entire country adopt? And I said no. I said that very clearly.” (CNN’s “The Situation Room,” 9/15/11)

Gov. Romney’s Evolving History On RomneyCare As A Model For The Nation:

Gov. Romney On RomneyCare In 2007: “Those Who Follow The Path That We Pursued Will Find It’s The Best Path, And We’ll End Up With A Nation That’s Taken A Mandate Approach.” RUSSERT: “So if a state chose a mandate, it wouldn't bother you?” ROMNEY: “I'd think it's a terrific idea. I think you're going to find when it's all said and done, after all these states that are the laboratories of democracy, get their chance to try their own plans, but those who follow the path that we pursued will find it's the best path, and we'll end up with a nation that's taken a mandate approach.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 12/16/07)

On The Day He Signed RomneyCare, Gov. Romney Claimed His Legislation Was A “Republican Way Of Solving A Problem Which We Face As A Nation.” CAVUTO: “Would this be an issue that could go national?” ROMNEY: “Well, I think health care and education are two issues that the Democratic Party has held on to for a long time. But they haven't had answers. … And, with regards to health care, they keep looking at a universal coverage, which means single payer and government takeover. And people don't want that either. So, this is really what the Democrats have talked about, a Democratic goal that we share, which is getting everybody, insured and solving the issue in a Republican way, which is applying a personal responsibility principle, reforming the market, and allowing people to buy private health care insurance, private insurance that they can take with them from job to job that's entirely portable. So, it's a Republican way of solving a problem which we face as a nation. ” (Fox News’ “Your World,” 4/12/06)

Gov. Romney On RomneyCare In Original Version Of No Apology: “We Can Accomplish The Same Thing For Everyone In The Country, And It Can Be Done Without Letting Government Take Over Health Care.” “In the original version, he praised the health care reforms he enacted as governor of Massachusetts -- which health experts say was a success but many in the Republican Party criticize as too closely associated with Obama's health care reforms. ‘We can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country, and it can be done without letting government take over health care,’ Romney wrote in the original version of his book.” (Hayley Peterson, “Romney Covers His Tracks Online And In Print,” The Washington Examiner, 6/20/11)

  • NOTE: After ObamaCare, Romney Edited Out Reference To Accomplishing RomneyCare For Everyone In The Country. “Since then, Romney has vowed to repeal national health care reform, saying his Massachusetts plan was not intended as a blue print for the entire country. In the new version of his book, he sums up that paragraph with a different sentence: ‘And it was done without government taking over health care.’” (Hayley Peterson, “Romney Covers His Tracks Online And In Print,” The Washington Examiner, 6/20/11)

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