Thirty years later a Republican governor, Mitt Romney, made Nixon’s plan the law in Massachusetts.Private insurers couldn’t have been happier although many Democrats in the state had hoped for a public system.
Under Nixon’s plan all but the smallest employers would provide insurance to their workers or pay a penalty, an expanded Medicaid-type program would insure the poor, and subsidies would be provided to low-income individuals and small employers. Private insurers were delighted with the Nixon plan but Democrats preferred a system based on Social Security and Medicare, and the two sides failed to agree.With the presidential election upon us this week, Politi Fact Georgia decided to examine a statement about national voting trends.In a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, political analyst Larry Sabato commented on the constituency of the political parties, particularly among white voters.John Harwood, a co-moderator for the third Republican debate on CNBC, is known for having a hate-hate relationship with conservatives.He came down hard on Donald Trump and asked if he was running a comic book campaign, which Trump took issue to.The retired California prison guard, a self-described "Democrat leaning toward socialist," was stunned when her husband casually mentioned during a lunch with friends last year that he planned to vote for Trump – a revelation she described as a "deal breaker." "It totally undid me that he could vote for Trump," said Mc Cormick, 73, who had not thought of leaving the conservative Republican before but felt "betrayed" by his support for Trump. "It opened up areas between us I had not faced before.