Think Obamacare is just like Romneycare?

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There are a lot of differences between Obamacare and Romneycare, even though Obama said that the two plans were based on an "identical model" during the first presidential debate in Denver.

"We've seen this model work very well," Obama said, "in Massachusetts."

Obama rammed through a bill that garnered no support across the aisle.

Note this: Romney had to work with Democrats. They constituted 87 percent of the Massachusetts Legislature.

In Obama's first two years in the White House, Democrats controlled the House and enjoyed a veto-proof majority in the Senate.

Obama was able to pass his bill without GOP votes. Still, it was a poor choice with consequences.

Obama sulked that his plan was based on a Republican idea. It begs the question, Why did he fail to win a single Republican vote?

If he cannot sell Republicans on what he says is a GOP idea, what good is he?
Obamacare and Romneycare are not identical.

They are very different.

Romney worked to promote flexibility; Obama and the Democrats imposed uniformity.

Romney worked to limit mandates in Massachusetts health care; Obama and a Democratic Congress threw a host of goodies, such as an end to copayments for "preventive care," into the Affordable Care Act.

Employers will have to pay for service for which workers used to chip in. html
This administration has refined passing the hat. With Congress, the president enacted mandates -- "free" birth control, adult children's being able to stay on their parents' plans up to age 26 -- for which Washington pols do not have to pay.

They don't even have to pretend that Congress will have to pay in the future. The private sector pays.

"If you've got health insurance," Obama said of his plan, "it doesn't mean a government takeover."

It's a government takeover without government fiscal responsibility.