Behold! RomneyCare

The intellectual food fight in the nation's editorial and Op-Ed pages over Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's plan to reform healthcare shows no signs of slowing down. On Monday, Romney defended the plan in a piece for The Wall Street Journal. Romney argued that many people simply refuse to buy coverage. "Why? Because it is expensive and because they know that if they become seriously ill, they will get free or subsidized treatment at the hospital. Why pay for something when you can get it for free?" (sub. req.)

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PLUS: The WSJ's editorial board responded today. "The truth is that Americans have far better health coverage than the media and liberal politicians contend. A vast and expensive ($330 billion a year) Medicaid system covers people who are genuinely poor, and emergency rooms treat anyone regardless of ability to pay." Article (sub. req.)

ALSO: Romney vetoed the plan's $295 fee for businesses that don't offer health insurance to their employees. Article