March 26th, 2012
07:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Brewer: Romney would work to overturn health care law

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona, a strong backer of Mitt Romney, pushed back on Monday against arguments that the former Massachusetts governor would be weak on the issue of health care reform.


Filed under: 2012 • Jan Brewer • Mitt Romney • TV-John King U.S.A.
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  1. normajean @ verizon ,com

    First time I EVER agreed with this woman....... I think very surely that Mitt Romney would try very hard to overturn the current health care laws.'....... This is exactly why the women of this country will be voting against him!!!!!!! The Republicants from one end to the other are determined to take away health care that women have fought { and died } for in many past years and we are not giving it up without a fight to surprise even YOU Mr. Romney!!!!

    March 26, 2012 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  2. carrotroot

    The only way you can overturn something that law of the land is either through a Supreme Court Decision or through an Act of Congress. A President cannot make an executive order to repeal the law. Furthermore expecting Romney who is the grand farther of ACA to repeal this law is laughable at best.

    March 26, 2012 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  3. Squigman

    You'd work to make live a living hell for all people. You, your party and all who believe like you, need to be replaced with human beings. Hopefully the next election will correct this. Can't happen to soon.

    March 26, 2012 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  4. Jerseylou

    Hot Damn....did somebody put some railroad tracks across that mug of hers;an run a cho cho train across it? Please with your Health Care plan can you get a brain transplant and some plastic surgery?

    March 26, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  5. Thomas

    Romney will do anything to make Romney money !

    And this is about very , very large medical and pharma contracts.

    Mitt , the flavor of the moment.

    March 26, 2012 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  6. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    did she point her finger in anybody's face when she said that/ I think she needs to talk to GOP folk like Sen Grassley, Sen Dole and even Newt Gingrich that supported an individual health mandate BEFORE the president and Democrats also supported it then they flip flopped on it. Her buddy Romney did as well and they can't back out on it now because it's on tape.

    March 26, 2012 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  7. S. B. Stein E.B. NJ

    So, he thinks that it would work for MA and not for the rest of the country? How is it that the rest of the country doesn't need health insurance? Everyone needs it and must be provided somehow. One of the reasons that other countries have less problems with their companies staying put is because the companies don't have to pay for health care. That is because there is a national health insurance program.

    March 26, 2012 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  8. ThinkAgain

    Given that if the Affordable Healthcare Act is implemented, health insurance companies will gain about 40 million new customers, how can anyone say this would "hurt business"?

    March 26, 2012 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  9. Pete

    Brewer is an idiot as governor,but that's the mentality of Arizona.People openly carry firearms,shoot politicians without regard or respect.Brewer should have her governorship taken away from her for the disrespectful behavior she showed POTUS Obama at a meeting on the Arizona tarmack,showing her finger in his face.He showed republicans again why he is STILL the only ADULT in this years political drama.The ACA is again coming under fire from now the Supreme Court,if this health issue were republican based it would have been welcomed with opened arms,BUT since a Democratic,Mr Obama, who also happens to be POTUS, its being fought tooth and nail by the corporate backed republican hypocrites.Politics at its ugliest,pure and simple,the republican whitewingers don't want a black president to survive,enough said...

    March 26, 2012 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  10. julien vergara

    Its really frieghtening to adopt changes especially we are not sure if the result is good. Obama should give a lot of explaining

    March 26, 2012 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  11. Larry L

    They never actually answer the hard questions. What would the Republicans actually recommend? How would their vouchers actually lower the costs of healthcare? Did the Bush plan for pharmaceuticals lower the cost of medications? That plan simply added to the coffers of the drug companies – as he planned. Would vouchers simply give the corporations in charge of healthcare systems, insurance companies, and pharmaceuticals the opportunity to pick and choose the most desirable patients? Could they drop you for being sick? Could they reject you if you had health problems? How would they pay the bills if only the sick paid the premiums? Who would pay the bill for the uninsured who go to the ER? Would they ever choose quality care over the financial bottom-line? The United Stated is the only top-tier nation on earth without a healthcare system managed by the central government. The civilized nations realized that if applied to healthcare the free market will create a system where the rich get to live and the poor die. I that what we want? Don't let the Republicans simply say they don't like the Obamacare Plan. Hold their feet to the fire and make them give you a better solution!

    March 26, 2012 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  12. Novote4republicansin2012

    Jan your time is coming to be voted out of Office soon. Enjoy it while you can.

    March 27, 2012 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  13. mk1

    Two things here. First, whatever Jan Brewer says is the exact opposite of what I will do and second, if he opposes the health care law he automatically loses my vote forever. Pretty simple really.

    March 27, 2012 12:48 am at 12:48 am |
  14. TB

    This isn't really about overturning a healthcare law...this is about screwing President Obama. Everyone knows this.

    March 27, 2012 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  15. G

    Romney will work hard to overturn his own law that he created. What a joke.

    March 27, 2012 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  16. Dvet

    The repubics dont try to hide what they are doing now. Everything that they do is for the corporations or big business. Go fight your own wars from now on. No more republicans.

    March 27, 2012 01:53 am at 1:53 am |
  17. Pedrons

    Brewer: Romney would work to overturn health care law!! Misleading the correct headline should be!! Brewer: Romney A would work to overturn the blue print A sketch health care law designed by Romney B in Mass!

    March 27, 2012 04:33 am at 4:33 am |
  18. Steven Colo

    The health care plan that he himself pioneered....

    March 27, 2012 05:44 am at 5:44 am |
  19. Marie MD

    Maybe the witch from AZ should some of that healthcare money to do something about that face! Wrinkles are a fact of life but she is way overboard.

    March 27, 2012 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  20. Ted

    Guess Lizard Queen won't be pointing that nasty index-claw at wimpy Willard's face. Have yourself another scorpion for breakfast, old lady!

    March 27, 2012 06:39 am at 6:39 am |
  21. Marry

    Don’t you just love it? Gov. Brewer thinks we cannot afford the ACA? Oh, right, she is a Republican! That says it all! We know, the one that has worked on this, listened to experts, moved toward the GOP and the idea that they originally had, and started a better system with what people really desperately need is -– President Obama! Ah, these GOP Christians – always on the side of power and of cause MONEY!!! The heck with the people in need…

    March 27, 2012 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  22. Just Say No to Flipper

    Wow, Karl Rove has decided that Brewer's endorsement is a necessary part of Rove's Plan to Elect the Next Neocon Robot? That's a pretty lousy plan, though in Rove's defense just about any plan that involves ramming Rmoney down the throats of unwilling rank and file GOBP voters is likely to be ugly.

    March 27, 2012 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  23. Expat American

    Jan Brewer looks like a washed up, intoxicated cougar still hanging on to the bar stool at final call – and without a ride home.

    March 27, 2012 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  24. Desmond in Canada

    Brewing disaster for the USA – again!

    March 27, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  25. bird.barbara@ymail.com

    What the court needs to do is overturn her privately owned (for proft – with kickbacks to her) prisons. They are a big money maker and lock up too many people for minor offenses.

    March 27, 2012 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
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