Romney Clarifies 'Keep Best of Obamacare' Remark
Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:58am (new)
Posted by Dr. Wordsmith
The Romney campaign quickly clarified the remark.
Simply requiring preexisting condition coverage without an individual mandate (which he now opposes) would quickly kill the commercial insurance companies through adverse selection and cause a bigger crisis. Nothing would please the single payer advocates more.
John Goodman has a good post on this with other links and his proposed solution.
Edit- from Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post:
"Some in the left-wing media who haven’t paid much attention to Romney’s policy speeches and plans thought this was a change for him. Poppycock.
Romney... ...said exactly the same thing in June ... ...He has always favored protection for people with preexisting conditions who move from one employer-provided plan to another or from an individual-purchased to an employer-provided plan.... ...For those entering the health-care market (ie. didn’t have coverage before), Romney has proposed high-risk pools..."