Romney pledges to preserve coverage for pre-existing conditions


“I want to make sure that people can't get dropped if they have a pre-existing condition,” Romney said at a campaign event in Orlando, adding that a hypothetical new law should make sure that those “who have been insured in the past are able to get coverage.”

The presumptive GOP nominee was referring to those with pre-existing conditions who already have insurance but must switch insurers because they changed jobs, not those with pre-existing conditions looking to purchase healthcare insurance for the first time. 

Insurers have historically been able to deny coverage to sick people or offer policies that don’t cover certain pre-existing conditions, but President Obama’s healthcare law requires insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions — even for first-time buyers.

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