Mitt Romney recently announced that former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt will helm his presidential transition team. Leavitt also served in the Bush Administration as head of the EPA and Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Leavitt has also led Leavitt Partners, a consulting firm that has specialized in winning Obamacare implementation contracts.
The secret to [Leavitt Partners} success: the health reform law and the millions of dollars it invests in health exchanges, the new marketplaces that states must launch by 2014 or risk the federal government coming in and taking over the task.
This would be a non-story if not for the Romneycare millstone hanging around the GOP nominee’s neck. Romney has had a long history of struggling with opposition to President Obama’s signature domestic health care achievement and continues to be accused of harboring sentiments for the the government-centric approach to health reform.