The Supreme Court finally OK’d the Affordable health Care Act (AHCA) called derisively “Obamacare” by people on the Right. This is a misnomer. In 1974, President Nixon was the first to propose a single payer health care plan but Senator Kennedy, much to his later chagrin, blocked it for reasons forgotten today. Then Reagan had a go at it, mainly through the leadership of GOP Senator Bob Dole. This was followed by the so-called “Hillarycare” fiasco. Eventually, Governor Romney succeeded in implementing a Massachusetts Affordable Health Care Act nearly identical to the one approved by the Supreme Court. The AHCA should rightfully be called the Nixon/Dole/Romney Care Act — co-opted by President Obama.
It has been interesting to watch Mitt Romney distance himself from immigration reform, health care reform and a host of other issues on all of which he has flipped, flopped then flipped again. Mitt Romney holds more positions on every policy issue than the Kama Sutra.
JOHN C. GARON