Mitt Romney Defends Massachusetts Reform, Says Obama's is 'One-Size-Fits-All' Law

Republican Mitt Romney defended the healthcare reform he signed into law in Massachusetts and denied its resemblance to President Obama's healthcare reform law yesterday, according to a USA Today report.

The former Massachusetts governor, who is expected to formally announce his presidential candidacy soon, said Massachusetts' healthcare plan "was a state solution to a state problem" and called President Obama's reform law a "power grab by the federal government to put a one-size-fits-all plan across the nation," according to the report.

In place of the current federal law, Mr. Romney proposes a plan with two main provisions:
• Convert Medicaid into a block-grant program for states to provide coverage for the poor, disabled and uninsured.
• The tax benefits that employers who provide health insurance now receive should be extended to individuals who want to buy their own coverage.

Read the USA Today report on Mitt Romney and healthcare reform.

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