(Bloomberg) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has vowed in recent weeks — most publicly during his first debate with President Barack Obama on Oct. 3 — that he will extend health insurance to people with preexisting medical conditions, yet has offered few details about how he’ll keep that promise.

While Romney says he would shield workers who have coverage from being dropped if they change jobs, his plan doesn’t explain what it would do for many others, such as those with ailments seeking coverage for the first time.

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