Pre-existing Position

Marco Rubio says that some of Obama Care should be kept. Writes Jim Geraghty at National Review:

I’m with a small group of reporters in a D.C. coffee shop, chatting with Florida Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio. He just mentioned that there are two parts within the Obamacare legislation that he doesn’t want repealed.* The first is the ban on insurance companies denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions, and the second is that he thinks that children up to age 26 should be allowed to “buy into” their parents’ coverage.
The campaign offers a clarification.
Marco believes the health care law should be repealed — all of it. And in its place, we should adopt common sense reforms for which broad agreement exists. Some of these ideas were lumped in with the monstrosity of the final bill. He outlined those today. They were the same ones included in Republican alternatives, including the Coburn plan, which Marco highlighted at the time as a good piece of legislation.
Odd that Marco wouldn't have known enough to package it that way in the first place. But, I'm not sure how you can force insurance companies to ignore pre-existing conditions without opening the entire can of worms - ie, why would anyone buy insurance before they get sick if there's unrestricted enrollment? On the Gulf situation, Marco says:
“The reaction to the oil spill shows the federal government isn’t just broke, it’s broken. You would think that by now we would have every skimmer on the face of the earth working in the Gulf coast.”
I'm not sure that means the national government is broken as much as it reveals a lack of presidential management skill, or, dare I say, compassion. The failure to offer leadership that only the president can provide is inflicting a cruelty that is hard to fathom.