January 15, 2014 The insurance pool for people with expensive pre-existing conditions will stay open until the end of March, after another extension by the federal government. Starting this year, the Affordable Care Act bars insurers from rejecting people because of health problems, but they may need more time than originally thought to sign up for coverage.
Mitt Romney speaks during the presidential debate Wednesday in Denver.
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October 6, 2012 Mitt Romney said that pre-existing conditions would be covered under his health care plan. But his plan wouldn't guarantee that people who don't have coverage now will be able to buy it.
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September 10, 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Sunday that he might not want to repeal the entire Affordable Care Act after all. He said he supports the provision that assures people with pre-existing health conditions can get coverage.
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March 20, 2012 Until a national health insurance mandate takes effect in 2014, states run stopgap pools to cover people with pre-existing conditions. The federal funds to pay for the coverage are being stretched thin in many states.
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