So many frustrations watching last week’s debate! One of them was the many strong arguments President Obama could have made, but didn’t. And one of those gives us our number of the day: 36 million.
That’s how many people with pre-existing conditions risk being denied medical coverage if Mitt Romney repeals the president’s health care reform act.
Despite Romney’s claims that people who already suffer ailments would still have them covered if they changed jobs, Bloomberg News says, “Romney’s plan doesn’t explain what it would do for many others, such as those with ailments seeking health coverage for the first time.”
As usual, Gov. Romney gets vague on the details. Even nearly a week later, he still hasn’t filled in the blanks. But tens of millions could find affordable health care unavailable.
We can only hope Vice President Biden brings this up Thursday in his debate with Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan — and that the president can sneak it into a later debate as well. Thirty-six million people have their health at risk.
The president and vice president should hammer it home in the next few days.