CROWLEY: What’s the alternative to those who now find that their preexisting conditions don’t matter, they can still get insurance? What do you say to the 25-year-old that still needs to stay on his parents? What happens to them if Obamacare goes away?As a matter of fact, "some" insurance policies cover pre-existing conditions. But most don't, and as ThinkProgress points out in this piece, the June 2013 Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that nearly half of the people it surveyed under retirement age "say they or someone in their household has a pre-existing condition, and many of them report problems related to getting and keeping insurance." A quarter of those people say that they or a family member had insurance denied because of pre-existing conditions. Rep. Amash thinks it's absolutely fine that these people don't get insurance because that's the free market way.
AMASH: Preexisting conditions can be covered. In fact they are covered by some insurance policies.
AMASH: But you have to have a competitive—you have to have a competitive marketplace that allows those products to be offered. The way we have insurance now, you’re required to provide a particular insurance product. It creates a monopoly in the system and prices go up. If you want to increase access to health care, you have to have competition.
In fact, "some" Republicans who have pre-existing conditions and have been denied health insurance denied get this, because they are forced to live without insurance support Obamacare. It shouldn't have to take a diagnosis of testicular cancer to make a Republican understand that being uninsured can happen to anyone and can be a disaster. Of course, for Republicans it's usually only a disaster if it happens to you.