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Thu Jun 14, 2012, 08:20 AM

Romney Plan for Pre-Existing Conditions Draws Dem Fire

Mitt Romney this week has been highlighting his opposition to Obamacare, telling voters and donors of his eagerness to see the U.S. Supreme Court strike the law down and a willingness to do the deed from the White House if the court does not.

"You know, regardless of what they do, it's going to be up to the next president to either repeal and replace Obamacare or to replace Obamacare," Romney told a crowd in Orlando on Tuesday.

Asked to clarify his position on Wednesday, Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul confirmed that the former governor does not support the across-the-board consumer protections for pre-existing conditions as written into Democrats' health care law.

"Governor Romney supports reforms to protect those with pre-existing conditions from being denied access to a health plan while they have continuous coverage," she said first in a statement to the Huffington Post later obtained by ABC News.

As for Americans with pre-existing conditions who may not have had continuous insurance coverage or spent a period of time without, Saul said Romney "supports reforms that empower states to make high risk pools more accessible by using cost reducing methods like risk adjustment and reinsurance," but suggested there would be no guarantees.

Sounds like Romney is for death panels.

Read article here: http://news.yahoo.com/romney-plan-pre-existing-conditions-draws-dem-fire-100132950--abc-news-politics.html

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Thu Jun 14, 2012, 08:41 AM

1. As bad as romney's plan is, HCR says if you have a pre-existing condition you have to wait 6 months

without insurance before they have to cover you for pre-existing conditions

I am sorry but both parties are a sorry excuse for helping the ones that need it the most

COBRA has been in effect since 1985, and essentially has not been improved on, It is extremely expensive, and many who have lost their jobs cannot afford the premiums. So based on the HCR they would have to wait 6 months if they have a pre-existing condition to get it covered.

Surprise, a lot of people who have lost their jobs by the economic implosion are older Americans, greater than 50, a lot who have pre-existing conditions.

and surprise, the HCR is essentially romney's half-assed plan he introduced when he was governor. Now he runs away from it, but that is the sad fact.

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