Elisabeth Meinecke
A GOP frontrunner in the party's 2012 primary with a checkered past on health care, Mitt Romney produced a rather bold headline today with his op-ed in the USA Today: As first act, out with ObamaCare.

"If I am elected president, I will issue on my first day in office an executive order paving the way for waivers from ObamaCare for all 50 states. Subsequently, I will call on Congress to fully repeal ObamaCare," Romney writes.

He then gives 5 reforms he would make to the system.

" I believe the better course is to empower the states to determine their own health care futures," Romney also writes.

Still a red flag? Romney has previously justified his ObamaCare-like plan for Massachusetts by saying it's more acceptable to try if in the hands of the state, not the federal government.

Elisabeth Meinecke

Elisabeth Meinecke is TOWNHALL MAGAZINE Managing Editor. Follow her on Twitter @lismeinecke.