Romney Takes Health Care Message To Iowa
Republican presidential hopeful promises to roll back federal health law in Dubuque speech.
Des Moines Register: Romney Vows To 'Slay The Deficit Beast'
Romney promised to "slay the deficit beast." The first step, he said, would be to reverse Obama's health reform law. ... Other themes: Romney continued his call to turn many federal responsibilities over to the states. He said states would be better positioned to run Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor (Leys, 11/7).
The New York Times: In Iowa, Mitt Romney Outlines Programs He Would Cut As President
Mr. Romney also reiterated portions of the deficit and spending cuts plan he'd debuted last week in front of the Americans For Prosperity Foundation's annual summit. "Those three things — making government simpler, smaller and smarter — mean getting rid of programs, turning programs back to states, and finally making government itself more efficient," Mr. Romney explained. ... There was one program, however, that the crowd was eager to add to the list — Planned Parenthood (Parker, 11/7).
Meanwhile, The Associated Press compares and contrasts the GOP candidates on several issues, including health care —
The Associated Press: Excavating Key Differences Among GOP Candidates
The Republican presidential candidates sound much alike in their zeal to shrink government, cut taxes and replace President Barack Obama's big health care law with, well, something entirely different. It takes some digging to see the distinctions. That's when Mitt Romney, for example, emerges a few steps removed from the deeply conservative drift of the pack. Sure, he says constitutional abortion rights should be overturned. But unlike Michele Bachmann and some others, he's not up for clashing with the current Supreme Court over it (Woodward, 11/7).