ObamaCare, RomneyCare and Presidential Politics

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The main provisions of federal healthcare reform won't go into effect until 2014, but Republicans plan to use it against President Obama in next year's re-election campaign. GOP front-runner Mitt Romney signed off on a similar plan when he was Governor of Massachusetts, and that could cost him his party's nomination. Neither plan originated with liberal Democrats. In fact, they're based on the ideas of conservatives, who want to retain private insurance. We look at how Romney's plan has developed over the past five years. What about cost, outcomes and access to quality care?


Amy Lischko - Tufts University School of Medicine, Joanna Galias Sese - resident of Massachusetts, Jon B. Hurst - Retailers Association of Massachusetts, Uwe Reinhardt - Princeton University - @uwejreinhardt, Thomas Miller - American Enterprise Institute - @AEI

Warren Olney

Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper