Mitt Romney Will Finally Talk About His Health-Care Reforms Thursday

By Chris Good

Mitt Romney will at least mention the health law he signed as Massachusetts governor when he delivers a major health-care speech on Thursday -- but he probably won't say much about it..

Romney and his team have insisted that Romney's position on health care has been consistent: He's always believed decisions should be left up to individual states, they maintain. But his support for an individual mandate, essentially the same provision that outraged conservatives on a national scale when President Obama signed it into law, figures to leave Romney vulnerable to criticism from 2012 rivals.

From National Review Online's Katrina Trinko:

"He'll address it, but the main focus of the speech will be what his plans will be going forward," the [Romney] aide tells National Review Online. ...

"What will be clear is that number one, he's got the same position as every other 2012er when it comes to the repeal of Obamacare," the aide says. "Secondly, he'll be the first of those candidates to lay out his plan for replacing Obamacare with reforms that will lower costs, and put the states back in the driver's seat."

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