A few days ago, conservative commentator and author, Mark Steyn was a fill-in host on The Rush Limbaugh Show. In the first part of the segment, Mark Steyn discussed Sen. Scott Brown's attempt to nibble at the edges of ObamaCare. Inevitably, the topic of the Massachusetts health care system, and former Governor Mitt Romney came up (at the 5:30 point in the audio clip below).
"I like Mitt Romney. Don't get me wrong. He's a nice, smart fellow. He turned around the Olympics. He made more money off people doing sports that nobody's got interest in...if you ask him to make money and find an efficient way to devise a 2-man luge event, he can do it. But, when you ask a Massachusetts bureaucracy to run a 2-man luge event, it's a disaster. And that's what happened in Massachusetts."Perhaps this is why Romney has continued to hide from the press over the past few months, while others are taking on Obama, Pelosi, Reid and their radical agenda on a daily basis.
"Mitt told me that Massachusetts needed to reform its health care system, because the uninsured were placing huge strains on the state's emergency rooms, and so the rest of the population had to pick up the tab for that--that was why Massachusetts health care costs had been driven up. So, now practically everyone in Massachusetts is insured, but emergency room use is as high as ever...70% of the newly insured are all but entirely subsidized by state tax payers...costs are 30% higher than the US average...they wait longer to find a new family doctor than anybody in the nation, because nobody wants to be a family doctor in Massachusetts--so poor people trying to find a doctor in Massachusetts have to go up to southern New Hampshire."
"Massachusetts is the perfect example. It never cures the problem it sets out to cure, but it does give you an exciting range of new ones."