Romney’s Next Health Policy Challenge: Medical Help For Illegal Immigrants
A new issue from the Massachusetts health law has surfaced and is now haunting GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Meanwhile, other candidates — specifically Rick Perry and Herman Cain — take on abortion issues and positions.
Los Angeles Times: Medical Help For Illegal Immigrants Could Haunt Mitt Romney
The Massachusetts health care law that then-Gov. Mitt Romney signed in 2006 includes a program known as the Health Safety Net, which allows undocumented immigrants to get needed medical care along with others who lack insurance (Levey, 10/23).
The Washington Post: Rick Perry Challenges Opponents' Abortion Stances At Iowa Faith & Freedom Dinner
Six of the eight Republican presidential candidates vying for the hearts of social conservatives filed on and off stage in a cavernous hall here Saturday evening to each proclaim allegiance to conservative evangelical principles (Rucker, 10/22).
Bloomberg: Cain Confronts Own Abortion Sentiment In Talk To Iowa Social Conservatives
Businessman Herman Cain faced a gathering of social conservatives in Iowa last night, seeking absolution for remarks he made about abortion and personal choice that have left some in the early-voting state unsettled. "In terms of preventing abortion on demand, I would not sign any legislation for government-funded abortion," Cain told about 1,000 people gathered at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines for an Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition banquet. … Cain was among six Republican presidential candidates speaking to Iowa social conservatives who have yet to coalesce around any of those aspiring to become President Barack Obama's challenger in 2012 (McCormick, 10/23).