New America Media, Commentary, Spike Dolomite Ward , Posted: Nov 10, 2012
LOS ANGELES–Now that President Obama has won re-election, those with pre-existing conditions like myself won’t have to worry about losing our Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, young adults won’t have to worry about being kicked off their parents’ health insurance, and parents with chronically sick children won’t have to lose any more sleep worrying about what will become of their babies.
All of the above likely would have happened had Mitt Romney been elected and succeeded. We do not now now have to worry about our health insurance companies cutting us off for whatever reason or capping our health care coverage with lifetime limits—limits that could fall well short of the cost of needed but expensive treatments.
Seniors won’t have to go uninsured because they can’t afford to make up the difference on health insurance premiums because the Medicare voucher proposal by Romney and his vice presidential partner Paul Ryan wouldn’t cover it all.
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