Skip to comments.Romney: I'll Keep Parts of Obamacare (Says Obama, Pelosi and Reid are right with Obamacare)
Posted on 09/10/2012 6:41:26 AM PDT by bestintxas
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has called for scrapping President Barack Obama's 2010 U.S. healthcare law, said in remarks aired on Sunday that he likes key parts of "Obamacare" despite his party's loathing of it and wants to retain them.
Romney, who faces Obama in the Nov. 6 election, has vowed throughout the campaign to repeal and replace the Obama healthcare law. But asked about the Obama healthcare law on NBC's "Meet the Press" program, Romney said, "Well, I'm not getting rid of all of healthcare reform."
"Of course, there are a number of things that I like in healthcare reform that I'm going to put in place," Romney added. "One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage. Two is to assure that the marketplace allows for individuals to have policies that cover their family up to whatever age they might like."
The Obama healthcare law, among other provisions, prevents insurance companies from denying medical coverage to people who already are suffering from a medical condition. It also allows parents to keep their young-adult children on their health insurance plans until age 26.
The law is Obama's signature domestic policy achievement.
Elements of the state healthcare reform plan that Romney put in place as governor of Massachusetts served as a model for the federal law passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by Obama in 2010 despite unified Republican opposition.
"I say we're going to replace Obamacare. And I'm replacing it with my own plan. And even in Massachusetts when I was governor, our plan there deals with pre-existing conditions and with young people," Romney told "Meet the Press."
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Idiot agrees with Obamacare instead of saying what the majority of Americans say that we need something else.
Congress will have to put something together and pass it. He'll put in his 2 cents, but whether the 2 cents gets into a new bill is yet to be seen.
The key is to get it repealed.
Insuring Pre-Existing Conditions is like offering post-crash car insurance.
Healthcare does need reform.
I don’t think it is the will of the people or corporations to repeal the entire thing. Regardless of who wins, obamacare is here to stay.
He’s not lying. I heard him say just that not 15 minutes ago on Fox.
Myth the Magic RINO.
Gotta love this guy...should keep his piehole shut on certain issues like this but no.
Romney wants to keep ObamaCare.
Romney is Pro Abortion.
Romney favors Gay Adoption.
When you start approving publicly of your opponent’s worst outrages, you’ve already lost. How could someone who disemboweled his primary opponents suddenly become a kitten? Did he always plan to lose?
He better buy a new set of ‘’magic underwear’’ cause it appears that these are full of skid marks
Feet to the Fire, Feet to the Fire, Anyone?
I didn't see this in the article you posted.
The guy is not one of us. He's only slightly better than Ubama.
GOP HOUSE ... GOOD ...I’LL VOTE FOR THAT
GOP SENATE ... GOOD ... I’LL VOTE FOR THAT
ROMNEY IN THE WHITE HOUSE = 8 MORE YEARS OF ODUMBI LIGHT = WORSE....I’LL PASS ON THAT.
RAND PAUL 2016
Who said Romney was the best candidate in the GOP? What matters is the choice before us.
Because four more years of Obama is too terrible to contemplate.
Seriously. Wake up.
Romney is really trying hard to lose the election.
Romney said, "I'm not getting rid of all of healthcare reform."
There will some type of healthcare reform.
Correct! If "pre-existing conditions" are "covered" it is not insurance. Insurance is the pooling of risk amongst a group. A pre-existing condition equals no risk at all. The odds of a claim are 100%.
It is possible to "insure" what they call pre-existing conditions but because of the losses that specific pool of people would generate unaffordable premiums. What they are doing by poisoning the risk pool by adding people that will have a 100% chance of claims is simply increasing everyone else's premiums. It is soclalism. Further, one only has to look at the FEMA/NFIP model for so-called "flood insurance" to see where all this is going. Federal flood insurance is not insurance. It is a contract to pay financial losses in the event of a catastrophe. The contract is subsidized by the US Treasury. The Federal Flood Insurance program has never been solvent based on loss ratios (money in compared to claims paid). Every few years Congress funds the program with more money and forgives past debts owed. Federal Flood insurance is a rip-off for all taxpayers who do not have it because all taxpayers subsidize the people that buy it and have so-called "claims". There is a reason that the commercial insirance markets do no sell their own flood insurance, it is a loser, a big loser.
The bottom line is that the federal government has no business being in the business of any kind of insurance. Once politics get involved the politicians who are business morons will cover things they can't afford.
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