WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he has a plan to help people with pre-existing medical conditions get health insurance. But there's a huge catch: You basically have to be covered in the first place.
If you had a significant break in health insurance coverage an insurer still could delve into your medical history, looking for anything — from a bad back to high blood pressure — that could foreshadow future claims. They'd be able to turn you down.
That's a contrast to President Barack Obama's health care law, which guarantees that people in poor health can get comprehensive coverage at the same rates everybody else pays, and provides government subsidies to help low- to middle-income households pay premiums.
Starting Jan. 1, 2014, an insurer "may not impose any pre-existing condition exclusion," the law says.
Romney mentioned his pre-existing conditions plan during last week's presidential debate. "I do have a plan that deals with people with pre-existing conditions," he said.
His campaign has not spelled out details other than it would help people who have maintained continuous coverage. That involves making incremental changes to insurance laws and regulations, and may or may not whittle down the number of uninsured.
The problem with Obamacare is that the Democrats have NEVER ---- LAID EACH AND EVERY PIECE OF IT OUT AND EXPLAINED IT TO THE PUBLIC... EXPLAINED THE WHYS AND HOWS AND THE COMPROMISES THAT THEY HAD TO MAKE.....
Instead of understanding the legislation and the Dems have let the GOP and the insurers, pharms, suppliers, hospitals, doctors etc..... put their spin on it..... which is --- don`t screw up our piggy bank....
I have a neighbor who is a hardcore Repub..... hates obama and Obamacare.... yet when he was telling me how worried he and his wife were about health insurance for their 21 yr old son who just lost his parttime job as a boat mechanic ---- he was stunned when I told him under Obamacare John gets covered under their plan until he`s 26..... The look on his face was priceless....
Most people are not informed. Example: Romney gets caught on tape saying 47% of the population will not vote for him because they depend on the government. This was such a crazy statement!! So what happens? Romney comes out and says he did not mean it and is sorry and the average person says let's take a second look at him. This is a man who closed one company after another and now he is trying to move to the center. His record in MASS. for creating jobs was LAST in the country. People better pay attention to the real fact. As a voter that is what is required.