September 9, 2012 |
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says that while he intends to dismantle the Obama administration's health-care law if elected, he will retain several key provisions, including coverage for preexisting conditions. In an interview aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Romney said his health-care overhaul will also allow families to cover adult children with their policies through age 26 and include access to coverage for unemployed people seeking insurance.
July 9, 2012 |
Mitt Romney is under fire for flip-flopping when he declared that the individual mandate is a tax, after a campaign adviser said it was not. In a front-page story, the New York Times wrote that Romney's statement "prompted renewed criticism that he was willing to adjust his views for political expediency. " Bill Burton of the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA opined on what he called "Romney's ideological gymnastics. " With all respect, if anyone has "adjusted his views for political expediency" or engaged in "ideological gymnastics" in...
July 4, 2012 |
WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Mitt Romney said Wednesday that a mandate in President Obama's signature health-care law is "a tax," contradicting a position his campaign staked out this week and belatedly getting in line with many other Republican leaders. The presidential candidate said in an interview with CBS News that he accepts last week's Supreme Court decision, which upheld the legislation. The law's individual mandate, which imposes a fine on those who do not obtain health insurance, is a tax, the court ruled, and is...
July 2, 2012 |
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign on Monday rejected a Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act, repudiating a contention made in last week's Supreme Court decision that the law's requirement that individuals carry medical coverage amounts to a tax. The Romney team's refusal to invoke the word "tax" with regard to the individual mandate puts the candidate at odds with others in his party at a moment when Republicans are attempting to capitalize...
July 1, 2012
George F. Will [ "The consolation prize," Washington Forum, June 29] and Charles Krauthammer [ "Why Roberts did it," op-ed, June 29] claimed the Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a victory for conservatives, because the court blocked the "individual mandate" authority under the commerce clause while allowing it as a tax. Let me see if I have this right: Even though the ACA stands and the "individual mandate" will function as intended, this is a conservative victory...
June 29, 2012 |
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., under intense scrutiny for his decision upholding President Obama's health-care law, is headed for an overseas teaching gig in Malta. "An impregnable island fortress," Roberts told a conference of judges and lawyers meeting Friday morning in rural Pennsylvania. "It seemed like a good idea. " Back in Washington, the legal and political worlds are trying to digest the stunning news that one of the court's most consistent conservatives had pulled Obama's...