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Romneycare’s 98% Success Rate Defies Gripes on Obama Law (Bloomberg)

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Mitt Romney is in a bit of an awkward situation. President Obama is praising the success of the legislation Romney signed into law in 2006 to reform the health care system in Massachusetts. It’s that legislation that the national health reform law was fashioned after, the same law Romney is promising to repeal if the Supreme Court doesn’t overturn it. About 98% of Massachusetts residents are insured under the legislation – a 10% rise from the previous three-year average. Government costs are in control and 63% of residents support the law. In an NPR interview, Obama predicted the national law would gain public support as its benefits kick in. “When people see that in fact it works, it makes sense – as it is, by the way, working in Massachusetts,” he said.