The Truth About Romney's 'Fire' Comment From Former MA Aide: "Insurers Have The Right To Fire You"

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Romney the Annointed Cannot Escape RomneyCare No Matter How Hard He Tries
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John McDonough -- who played a pivotal role in passing and implementing Massachusetts' 2006 health care reform law -- makes this important point about Mitt Romney's much maligned 'I want Americans to fire their health insurers' comment: one of the few places where individuals and families really do have a choice of coverage and can 'fire' their service provider and enroll in a new insurance plan without fear of being denied because of a pre-existing condition is in the governor's home state. Until the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented in 2014, it is actually 'the insurers that have the right to fire YOU-- except if you live in Massachusetts or in the handful of other states which have already implemented guaranteed issue and the elimination of pre-existing condition exclusions,' McDonough notes.

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