Romney mailer vows to protect health care 'choice'
October 13th, 2012
12:20 PM ET
6 years ago

Romney mailer vows to protect health care 'choice'

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - The message on the front of the brochure looks like something Planned Parenthood might send out to potential supporters.

"It's your health," reads a strip of bolded text, placed just above an ominous-looking photo of two doctors in scrubs, shot from the perspective of an operating table. "Shouldn't it be your choice?"

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But this isn't a mailer from abortion rights supporters or President Obama's re-election campaign. It's a new mail piece in Virginia from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, an abortion opponent.

The choice on the table this November, the inside of the brochure argues, is a choice between government-run "Obamacare" that will stunt job creation and raise taxes, and "real, patient-centered reform" that will give states and patients more freedom and flexibility.

"Barack Obama puts government's well-being before Virginia's health," reads the mailer, which was received this week by a voter in Richmond and provided to CNN. "Mitt Romney believes it's your choice."

The back side of the mailer quotes Romney from his press conference after the Supreme Court upheld Obama's health care reform law.

"This is a time of choice for the American people," he said at the time. "If we're going to get rid of Obamacare, we're going to have to replace President Obama. My mission is to make sure we do exactly that."

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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Mitt Romney • Virginia
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. toddcourt1

    I used to be a Democratic Senatorial District Delegate and this trickle up poverty isn't what I signed on for. Hillary would have done a much better job getting the US back on it's feet and back to work. Obama is no Clinton. What Bill Clinton had Barack Obama couldn't even borrow to get. Clinton had true bi-partisanship, Obama couldn't bribe a vote from legislators, even in the Democratic Senate! We don't need another 4 years of this BS. We don't need a do-over president, we need a do-er. Obama couldn't make a profit in a lemonade stand, he'd give away all the product and earnings and have too much overhead. I want a real businessman to turn our suffering economy into a surplus economy. I want someone who has proven success, and can demonstrate it in his own life. I want the same opportunities for my kids that my folks had for me, I want my kid to be able to find work when he graduates in four years. That's not going to happen under Obama. Anyone who says it will is full of it, just look at his record. Are college graduates able to find work? Hell no. Obama's gotta go.
    Elect Romney!

    October 14, 2012 01:10 am at 1:10 am |
  2. Anonymous

    Replace with what?Americans use your brains.REPLACE WITH WHAT?ROMNEY HAS NO PLANS!

    October 14, 2012 02:44 am at 2:44 am |
  3. Galoot

    It's not a choice when you can't afford to pay for any of them.

    October 14, 2012 03:16 am at 3:16 am |
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