Romney, Obama Outline Visions For U.S. Healthcare
By Dr. James Palermo // September 28, 2012
Healthcare and Politics
The editors of one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), asked President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to outline their visions for the future of the U.S. healthcare system in separate commentaries that were published this week in the NEJM.
In his commentary, Romney promises to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and describes the principles that his administration would champion to replace it with “common sense, patient centered reforms suited to the challenges we face.”
In Obama’s commentary he defends the controversial PPACA, outlines what he perceives as the fundamental benefits of the law, and refers to the PPACA as “Obamacare” throughout the commentary, pointing out that he doesn’t mind both supporters and detractors using that appellation, “…because I do care.”
The dueling commentaries are timely less than a week before the all-important first Presidential Debate on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 9:00pm-10:30pm ET, and well worth the read.
CLICK HERE for Governor Romney’s commentary on NEJM.org.
CLICK HERE for President Obama’s commentary on NEJM.org.