Continuous Coverage

October 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

“With respect to pre-existing conditions, what Governor Romney has said is for those with continuous coverage, he would continue to make sure that they receive their coverage.”

  • Eric Fehrnstrom, Senior Romney Campaign adviser, October 3, 2012
  • Source: Talking Points Memo
  • Context: During the Presidential debate on October 3, 2012, Mitt Romney claimed that his repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) would not deprive those with pre-existing conditions of insurance. Fehrnstrom, however, contradicted Mitt Romney’s claim right after the debate, saying that Romney’s plan would only cover those who already have continuous coverage, meaning that those with pre-existing conditions who have not been able to get coverage will not be covered under his new plan. When pressed on the issue, he said it would be up to the state’s to find their own solutions. Fact checkers have covered last nights debate, critiquing many of Romney’s accusations and claims: NPR, FactCheck.org, Politifact, and the Washington Post, among others.
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