With so many town halls descending into Jerry Springer Shows on whether "Obama Care" means "death panels" for seniors (it won't), Massachusetts enjoys near-universal health care and it isn't breaking the bank.
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pushed through health care reform as governor of democratic Massachusetts three-years-ago. The result? 97 percent of the citizens in this state have health care. The program has a 69 percent approval rating and taxpayer watchdogs say it hasn't wasted public funds.
So what's the difference between "Romney Care" and "Obama Care"? In Massachusetts there's no public option. Citizens here are mandated to buy insurance or pay fines.
Romney says Democrats have only themselves to blame for the rowdy town halls on health care. But when asked whether Sarah Palin was wrong to say the president's plan would usher in "death panels," Romney would only say, "I don't read that in the bill."