Wednesday, October 24, 2012
7 News Features: Pres: Health Care
Health care is a huge issue in this presidential election With both candidates having vastly different opinions on how to protect Americans.
WSVN -- There has been a healthy debate when it comes to health care reform.
Mitt Romney: "We must reign in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare by repealing and replacing Obama Care."
Obama: "When he says, 'I'm gonna repeal Obamacare,' first thing I'm gonna do despite the fact that it's the same health care plan that he passed in Massachusetts and is working well."
Both candidates hoping to reach Americans who are sick and tired of the state of health care. President Obama is standing by the affordable care act which aims to provide healthcare for all Americans.
Obama: "If you don't have health insurance, we're essentially setting up a group plan that allows you to benefit from group rates that are typically 18 percent lower than if you're out there trying to get insurance on the individual market."
Both candidates agree there should be help for people with pre-existing conditions, and Obama trumpets his new plan for doing just that.
Obama: "Insurance companies will no longer be able to discriminate against any American with a pre-existing health condition."
Kids can now be on their parents' medical plan up to age 26. And the President says the law reins in the worst insurance industry abuses.
Obama: "Insurance companies can't jerk you around. They can't impose arbitrary lifetime limits. It also says that you're going to have to get rebates if insurance companies are spending more on administrative costs and profits than they are on actual care."
Republican rival Mitt Romney says there are just too many problems with what the Republicans call Obama care and he would repeal it.
Mitt Romeny: "He said that by now middle income families would have a reduction in their health care premiums by $2,500 a year. It's gone up $2,500 a year, and If Obama Care is implanted it will be another $2,500."
Romney says Obama's plan is too expensive and is too much government. His cure for health care lets states not Washington drive policy.
Mitt Romeny: "I've actually been able to put in place a system that fit the needs of the people in my state and I'm proud of the fact that every child has insurance 98 percent of adults have insurance, but we didn't have to cut Medicare by 716 billion dollars to do that."
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