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  •  Rmoney campaign already admitting one lie! (12+ / 0-)

    After the debate, TPM got top Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom to admit that in fact, contrary to what Romney had said in the debate (and exactly as President Obama pointed out), insurance companies would NOT be forced to cover pre-existing conditions other than for people with continuous coverage (which is already the law).  He lamely explained away the lie by saying that Massachusetts required that companies cover pre-existing conditions, and that Romney hoped other states would follow suit.  Of course, the only reason that works in Massachusetts is that people are forced to buy health insurance (or pay a penalty for not doing so).

    If you simply require insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions, the sickest uninsured people will be the ones to buy insurance, which will drive up costs and rates, which will encourage the healthiest people to drop their coverage, and there will be a feedback loop that will make the pool of insured people sicker and sicker, and will result in an ever-spiraling increase in the cost of insurance.

    Bin Laden is dead. GM and Chrysler are alive.

    by leevank on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 10:00:15 PM PDT

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