In his new book, Mike Huckabee trashes “RomneyCare” – saying it’s “socialized medicine” that has exploded costs, worsened care for patients, and brought the nation President Obama’s unpopular health care reform plan.Read more
In a chapter in "A Simple Government," Huckabee uses Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health care program to bolster his arguments against Obama's reforms, yoking the two tightly together.
"If our goal in health-care reform is better care at lower cost, then we should take a lesson from RomneyCare, which shows that socialized medicine does not work," he writes.
Huckabee spent two pages of the book detailing the studies that have shown RomneyCare has failed, and calling it a clear precursor to the national law.
"Not only is ObamaCare cost prohibitive, it's already been shown to not work!" Huckabee writes on page 84 of the book.
"In chapter 2, I mentioned how the federal government ignored the negative results of the health-care 'experiment' known as RomneyCare. It could be argued that if RomneyCare were a patient, the prognosis would be dismal. 'No one but Mr. Romney disagrees,' quipped Joseph Rago, senior editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal, in a piece entitled 'The Massachusetts Health-Care Train Wreck.'"
He adds, "You get one guess as to who now has the highest average health-insurance premiums in the country. Yep, it's Massachusetts!"