Peter Johnson, Jr.: "The Romney Health Care Plan Has Always Included the Common Sense Parts of Health Reform"
On Sunday, Mitt Romney said in an interview on 'Meet the Press' that he likes some provisions of President Obama's health care reform. "...one is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage, two is to assure that the marketplace allows for individuals to have policies that cover their family up to whatever age they might like. I also want individuals to be able to buy insurance, health insurance, on their own as opposed to only being able to get it on a tax advantage basis through their company.”
Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson, Jr. joined 'Fox and Friends' with analysis, calling Romney's position “brilliant politics.”
He said “the Romney health care plan has always included the common sense parts of health reform.” Johnson Jr. also cited a June Reuters poll showing that 61% favor young adults remaining under their parents’ plans until age 26, while 82% favor banning insurance companies from denying people coverage because of pre-existing conditions.
Johnson Jr. doesn't think Romney has changed his position on health care and points out that we've only seen 77,000 people sign up for the pre-existing condition plan.