2012 Presidential Election Healthcare | BlackDoctor | Page 2

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

    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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