The 2012 Presidential Election: You’re Voting On Your Health

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Governor Romney (R)

• Work with Congress to repeal and replace “Obamacare.”

• Limit role of federal government in managing the health care markets. Encourage competition among insurance companies.

• Consumers can get insurance through their employer or buy on the open market. Ideas include individual purchasing pools.

• Would promote high-deductible insurance plans with lower premiums but higher out-of-pocket costs.

• Allow consumers to buy insurance across state lines.

• Offer tax breaks to consumers who get insurance on the open market instead of through their employer.

• Allow health savings accounts to be used for insurance premiums.

• Protect people with pre-existing conditions who maintain continuous coverage as provided under current law.

• Cap damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.

• Allow individuals and businesses to create pools to buy insurance.

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