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Subject:  Re: Maureen Dowd's Masterpiece Date:  10/10/2012  7:43 AM
Author:  PeterRabit Number:  1822808 of 2207681

Theo What, specifically, did he lie about?

MR. LEHRER: Let's let the governor explain what you would do if "Obamacare" is repealed. How would you replace it? What do you have in mind?

MR. ROMNEY: Let — well, actually — actually it's — it's — it's a lengthy description, but number one, pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan.

Romney’s Pre-Existing Conditions Vow Puts 36M at Risk

By Brian Faler on October 08, 2012

Mitt Romney vows he’ll extend health insurance to people with pre-existing medical conditions, a pledge that comes with few details and strings attached.

The Republican presidential nominee says he would shield workers with coverage from being dropped if they change jobs. Romney’s plan doesn’t explain what it would do for many others, such as those with ailments seeking health coverage for the first time. Without specifics, he would leave it to the states to find solutions for everyone not covered under his proposal.

Health-policy specialists say Romney’s plan echoes such protection already in a 1996 U.S. law and doesn’t show how it would help at least 36 million sick people at risk of being denied coverage.

“It’s a complete mystery what he’s talking about,” said Joe Antos, a health-care economist at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington policy group. “He’s clearly asserting that he’s got a new policy, but he hasn’t said what it is.”

Let's make this more graphic. You know you have a pre-existing condition but you need health insurance. You see an ad that says:

** Pre-existing conditions are covered **

So you sign up for the plan. When you have your first need for coverage your insurance claim is denied. The insurance rep explains "You didn't have continuous coverage so you are not covered for a pre-existing condition."

Would you be po'd?

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