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6 Years Ago: Heritage Foundation Praised Romneycare For Building 'Patient-Centered' Health Care Market

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Six years ago today, Mitt Romney signed his health care reform bill into law, proclaiming during an elaborately staged signing ceremony at Boston's Faneuil Hall, 'Of course the bill isn't 100 percent of what anyone in this room wanted.' 'But the differences between us are relatively small.' Romney thanked the Bush administration for approving federal authorizations to fund the law and praised the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) for his 'essential' work in shaping and advancing the bill through the state legislature. 'Special thanks as well to the Heritage Foundation,' Romney continued. 'Two of its leading scholars are the ones who helped design and craft what we now call the Connector, which is the centerpiece of the insurance reform portion.' Once Heritage's Dr. Robert Emmet Moffit took the stage, he praised the law for establishing a new 'patient centered' and 'consumer-based' market...

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