Romney Stand on Health Coverage Clarified
Mitt Romney's Boston staff clarified the presidential candidate's statements about where he stands on health coverage for pre-existing medical conditions.
"Well, I'm not getting rid of all of healthcare reform," the Republican challenger said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday. "Of course, there are a number of things that I like in healthcare reform that I'm going to put in place. One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage."
Later, Romney's campaign issued a statement to National Review Online that emphasized Romney would repeal the Afford Care Act and that "Romney would ensure that discrimination against individuals with pre-existing conditions who maintain continuous coverage is prohibited."
The campaign staff referred to a statement Romney made last June in which he said: "I also want to make sure that people can't get dropped if they have a pre-existing condition ... . So let's say someone has been continuously insured and they develop a serious condition and let's say they lose their job or they change jobs, they move and they go to a new place. I don't want them to be denied insurance because they've got some pre-existing condition."