In this June 28, 2012, photo, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the Supreme Court ruling on health care in Washington. Romney says he has a plan to help people

 

              In this June 28, 2012, photo, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the Supreme Court ruling on health care in Washington. Romney says he has a plan to help people
In this June 28, 2012, photo, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the Supreme Court ruling on health care in Washington. Romney says he has a plan to help people with pre-existing medical conditions get health insurance. But there’s a huge catch: You basically have to be covered in the first place. If you had a significant break in health insurance coverage, an insurer still could delve into your medical history. Common conditions _ from a bad back to high blood pressure _ could lead to denial. Compared to Romney’s approach, President Barack Obama’s health care law guarantees that people in poor health can get coverage at the same rates everybody else pays, and it provides financial help for low- to middle-income households. The law says that, starting Jan. 1, 2014, an insurer “may not impose any pre-existing condition exclusion. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)