Is Romney another Republican moving away from the goal of bringing more Americans under the private insurance tent? Should he be added to the list of top Republicans who want to de-emphasize more coverage for more people—a philosophical trend that NPR’s Julie Rovner reported might be the new Republican healthcare mantra? Good question.

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Trudy Lieberman is a fellow at the Center for Advancing Health and a longtime contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review. She is the lead writer for The Second Opinion, CJR’s healthcare desk, which is part of our United States Project on the coverage of politics and policy. Follow her on Twitter @Trudy_Lieberman.