DEBATE WATCH: Mitt Romney Lied About Pre-Existing Conditions

During last night’s debate, Mitt Romney promised that his repeal of Obamacare would protect people with pre-existing conditions. His campaign is already backtracking. Via Talking Points Memo:

After the first presidential debate at the University of Denver in Colorado on Wednesday night, one of Mitt Romney’s top advisers acknowledged that, as a result Romney’s plan to repeal Obamacare, people with pre-existing medical conditions would likely be unable to purchase insurance. The admission directly contradicts the GOP candidate’s claim during the debate that “pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan” — a contention Romney has repeated on the trail and that his campaign has repeatedly walked back. “With respect to pre-existing conditions, what Governor Romney has said is for those with continuous coverage, he would continue to make sure that they receive their coverage,” said Eric Fehrnstrom, referring to existing laws which require insurance companies to sell coverage to people who already have insurance, or within 90 days of losing their employer coverage.

Click over to Think Progress for Igor Volsky’s recap of the “27 myths” Romney told in the debate.