The Affordable Care Act prevents insurance companies from denying health coverage for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions. Dedicated to repealing health reform, Mitt Romney said he doesn’t think all uninsured people with pre-existing conditions should be able to get coverage:
“If they are 45 years old and they show up and say I want insurance because I have heart disease, it’s like, ‘Hey guys. We can’t play the game like that.’ You’ve got to get insurance when you are well.”
Romney and President Obama stand on opposite sides when it comes to the much-needed coverage for up to129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions. In the year he took office, President Obama said, “It will be against the law for insurance companies to deny you coverage because of a pre-existing condition.”
Spike—an initial skeptic of health reform who was diagnosed with breast cancer while uninsured—now notes how Obamacare saved her life: “Because President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, I get to keep my house, I won’t go bankrupt, my kids are going to go to college, and I’m going to live.”
For President Obama, the well-being of people like Spike is not a game. If Romney gets his way, he will take the opportunity to get life-saving health care out of millions of Americans’ hands.
Take a look at Spike’s story: