Romney's position: Protection for pre-existing conditions
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:38
- Date Sep 10, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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Secure in the political -- -- big Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney saying he'd like some parts of Barack Obama's health care plan.
Why I'm not getting rid of all of health care reform of course there a number of things that I -- and Health Care Reform that I'm gonna put in place.
One is to make sure that those who have preexisting conditions can get coverage.
Two is to assure that the marketplace allows for individuals to have policies that cover their their family up to whatever age they -- like.
I also want individuals to be able to buy insurance health insurance on their own as opposed to only being able to get about a tax -- basis to the company.
But the Obama and -- has covering it only those with preexisting conditions would send health care prices -- Chris right now with some analysis is Fox News legal analyst we haven't seen -- couple -- Johnson junior who had -- vacation thank -- did you know -- -- have said why it was Mitt Romney talking about that yesterday but you say what he was doing was Smart policy -- always it's brilliant politics mr.
Health care plan has always included the common sense.
Parts of health reform.
It's -- let's look at what Americans believe in terms of preexisting conditions and ensuring adult dependents quit twice thirteen years old.
Favor young adult coverage under their parents' plans until age 26.
82% of the American people.
Favor banning insurance companies from denying people with preexisting conditions according to a Reuters poll in June -- so in terms of politics it's it's brilliant.
-- it says the American people.
I'm the candidate that is not only conservative.
But on the compassionate conservative and I'm saying these things make common sense for the American people.
Why should people with preexisting conditions.
Be banned from insurance so what he's saying is it that you -- if -- had the opportunity.
A for continuous flow of insurance and you haven't taken advantage of it I'm not -- -- -- come into the system right one otherwise I well.
Short and what and Mitt Romney has been clear about from the get go is it on the first day he was -- get rid of the Affordable Care Act but he would hang onto the stop the people like.
I don't think he's changed a position one way -- saying I will repeal.
The taxes that the crippling taxes.
The government intrusion into American health care that Obama -- brings but at the same time I will implement those things.
This issue of preexisting.
Conditions that are already existing under federal law now and are protected in many many states.
Let's look at one more thing -- the scare tactics of the Obama administration in passing obamacare included this.
These commercials about you know pre existing conditions and people dying from cancer -- -- didn't get insurance.
Now we see that only I think 77000.
Have signed up under -- spending all.
All testing others envision tens of millions and billions -- -- five billion dollars was allocated to it it doesn't come into effect in 22014.
But the feds put -- system -- To ensure that -- those people with preexisting conditions.
Would be insured only 77000.
People have signed up -- the they have is coming down to the -- in the health system being crashed.
Because Mitt Romney wants the good parts of reform without the bad parts of taxes and mandates the math doesn't.
The math does work out if he takes the good pieces.
And throws the mandates -- an intrusion.
Out and we wanted to display -- politics that we've already found out that the average families paying more for health care that it shows that he's a guy who's he really cares about the people.
Like few Peter I thought I ought to try all right that is -- -- -- -- well.