From the September 19 edition of CNN's CNN Newsroom:
STEPHEN MOORE: I love this idea of passing it on to states and letting governors and state legislators figure it out. Look, Massachusetts is not the same as Texas. Texas will come up with kinds of reforms that fit their citizens. And Massachusetts can have a single-payer system if they want to. Why not let the states do it?
BROOKE BALDWIN (HOST): Stephen, what about -- Let me ask you about a key piece, this is where people's ear really perk up, is on pre-existing conditions, right? That's a huge piece of this. And Republicans say yes they will be protected but it's my understanding that the bill will actually give states the ability to let insurers raise prices on those with pre-existing conditions.
MOORE: Well, what you are going to have to do is have some kind of special fund so that people with pre-existing conditions are protected against price increases. But on the other hand, you don't want -- what happened in Obamacare, the disaster of Obamacare, is they put people with pre-existing conditions in the insurance pool with everyone else and that's what led to the big increases in costs. And that's why so many people who are healthy are basically saying, “Look, I don't want Obamacare. I'll pay the penalty. I can't afford the high costs of Obamacare because I'm relatively healthy and I don't want to pay for somebody who has got high health care costs.” People want insurance for their own families, not for other people's families.