Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pre-existing Conditions and the Presidential Debate

If anyone with Parkinson's watched the debate last night on domestic issues and felt that their healthcare would be safe under a Romney administration, think again.  In fact,
Mitt Romney’s top advisers acknowledged that, as a result Romney’s plan to repeal Obamacare, people with pre-existing medical conditions would likely be unable to purchase insurance.
The fact of the matter is, that Obama even explained the details of Romney's plan better than Romney, right after Romney said that pre-existing conditions would be covered under his plan.  Obama said,
But let’s go back to what Governor Romney indicated, that under his plan he would be able to cover people with pre-existing conditions. Well, actually, Governor, that isn’t what your plan does. What your plan does is to duplicate what’s already the law, which says if you are out of health insurance for three months then you can end up getting continuous coverage and an insurance company can’t deny you if you’ve -- if it’s been under 90 days.
What that means is if you are not currently covered or you lose your insurance for more than 90 days, you're out of the system and have no way to get back in because of your pre-existing conditions.  I find it ridiculous that Obama had to explain to Romney how his health plan works. Although, it is not surprising that Romney did not accept the explanation.

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