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Can you really "fire your insurance company"?

January 10, 2012|By Michael Hiltzik
  • Mitt Romney on the stump last year
Mitt Romney on the stump last year (Eric Gay/AP )

Mitt Romney has been taking lots of heat for his remark on the stump in New Hampshire, "I like being able to fire people."

As Carroll notes further, you would be able to freely fire your insurance company  only in a system of guaranteed issue with a ban on exclusions of pre-existing conditions. In other words, under the healthcare reform act that President Obama signed and Romney wants repealed, and under the healthcare law enacted by Massachusetts under, yes, Gov. Mitt Romney.

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