“It sounds so good, and it's such a warm message to say we're not gonna deny anyone from a pre-existing condition. Look, I think that sounds terrific, but I want to ask you something from a common-sense perspective. Suppose we applied that principle (to) our property insurance. And you can call your insurance agent and say, ‘I'd like to buy some insurance for my house.' He'd say, ‘Tell me about your house.' ‘Well sir, it burned down yesterday, but I'd like to insure it today.' And he'll say ‘I'm sorry, but we can't insure it after it's already burned.' Well, no pre-existing conditions.” —Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaking at the Value Voters Summit, on the Talking Points Memo website.
“We continue to believe that regulations can be structured that will enable child-only plans to be offered, and we are working toward that goal.” —UnitedHealth Group spokesman Tyler Mason in the Los Angeles Times after several large insurance companies announced they would no longer offer child-only policies.
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