From The Hill
"Massachusetts has a state health insurance program that they're happy with. And that's their right," Barbour said in a hearing on healthcare reform before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
"We don't want that. That's not good for us," Barbour added. "We don't want community rating. We don't want extremely high mandatory standard benefits packages."
I want to make three observations here.
First is that Mississippi lags behind nearly every state in nearly every metric. I doubt that the rest of the country is holding its collective breath hoping that Mississippi can come along and solve all their problems.
Second is that Romney is going to be hit over the head on Masscare by everyone. I don't have a problem with what he did for Massachusetts, nor do I think he has anything to apologize for. It is just how it is that Romney will be facing down a firing squad from everyone on the right and from Obama as well in the next 18 months.
Third is that Barbour is either anticipating running, or doing dirty work here to help out some other candidate that he likes.