Romney addresses AHIP on Mass. health plan

Addressing the annual meeting of America's Health Insurance Plans in San Diego, Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) told insurers that they have a prominent role to play in his plan for health insurance reform in Massachusetts. Romney predicted that others will follow his state's lead in developing innovative solutions to the uninsurance problem. "Other states are going to learn from us," Romney said. That does indeed appear to be happening. The San Diego Union Tribune reports that earlier this week, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) said he thinks the Massachusetts plan could serve as a road map for a similar strategy in California.

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