Published on June 7, 2012 at 2:57 AM
The pick of Mike Leavitt, former Utah governor and Health and Human Services secretary, is chief among the actions that are triggering questions.
WBUR: Romney's Health Care Prescription Gives Some Conservatives Heartburn
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney insists that when it comes to health care, his first priority is the full repeal of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. But some of his actions of the past few days have conservatives scratching their heads. First, there was the appointment of Mike Leavitt, a former Utah governor and Health and Human Services secretary, to lead a potential Romney transition team (Rovner, 6/5).
Politico: Mike Leavitt Pick May Be Signal On Exchanges
The selection of Mike Leavitt to lead Mitt Romney's transition team doesn't mean the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges are here to stay. But it is a reminder of how some Republicans, regardless of the ACA, have already been circling behind the exchange concept. It also gives the health care world an idea of how exchanges could look under a Romney administration. In all likelihood, they'd be portals -- the way Leavitt's home state of Utah did them -- and not much like the more active marketplaces of the Affordable Care Act (Millman, 6/5).
This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.