Why isn’t Romney celebrating the anniversary of Romneycare?

April 12, 2012

Here’s something odd: There’s nothing on Mitt Romney’s Web site about the sixth anniversary of Romneycare. No news releases. No blog posts. Nothing.

And yet, Romneycare is doing pretty well. As you can see in Sarah’s charts, it’s covered about 95 percent of Massachusetts adults. Premiums are growing more slowly than the national average in both the employer and individual markets. And the law is, perhaps most importantly, very popular in Massachusetts.

Back in March, while guest hosting for Rachel Maddow, I interviewed MIT economist Jon Gruber, who helped design the Massachusetts health reforms, on Romney’s puzzling reticence to tout his signature accomplishment. It’s relevant today, too:

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Related: Romneycare in six charts.

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