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Pre-Existing Conditions Coverage to Stay in Romney’s Health Plan

Posted: September 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm

By Roxana Tiron - 2012-09-09T14:41:41Z

Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, said he would keep health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions even as he vows to replace President Barack Obamas signature health-care law on the first day of his presidency.

Im not getting rid of all of health-care reform. Of course there are a number of things that I like in health-care reform that Im going to put in place, Romney said on NBCs Meet the Press today. One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage.

Romney, who as Massachusetts governor enacted his own fix to the states health-care system, said that he would also allow for individuals to have policies that cover their family up to whatever age they might like, and also be able to buy insurance on their own instead of only being able to get it on a tax-advantage basis through their company.

Romney once again defended a Medicare overhaul that would give future retirees a subsidy to buy private insurance rather than have all their health needs covered by the government.

Romneys vision is close to the one his running mate, Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin pushed through the U.S. House. Romney said his plan is similar to the current Medicare Advantage and dismissed criticism that the plan didnt drive down costs.

Look, competition works, Romney said.

Ann Romney

Ann Romney joined part of the program and said that she wants to dispel the notion that she and her husband dont know what it is like to struggle.

The thing that I want to communicate to people, and that its so important that people understand, is that Mitt and I do recognize that we have not had a financial struggle in our lives, Ann said. But I want people to believe in their hearts that we know what it is like to struggle.

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