There seems to be some confusion about what provisions of Obamacare Mitt Romney says he wants to keep, but some of that confusion seems to belong to Romney himself. On Meet The Press yesterday, Romney stated that there are "a number of things" in the President's health care reform bill that he plans to include in his own, once he gets the chance to replace it. Among the provisions that Romney said he supports is coverage for those who have pre-existing conditions, but then a spokesman later clarified that stance by saying that Romney would not pass a federal law that required insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions. He only meant that a free, competitive marketplace would provide for it.
When it was pointed out that we already have a free, competitive marketplace that doesn't provide those guarantees, the campaign issued another clarification, saying that he "will ensure that discrimination against individuals with pre-existing conditions who maintain continuous coverage is prohibited." We added the emphasis there, because the key distinction is that this would only apply to people who already have health insurance. If someone switches plans (like in the case of people who change jobs), the new plan must continue to cover them.