Guaranteed coverage for people with preexisting conditions and requiring insurers to cover preventive care poll well even among GOP voters — yet Rick Santorum denounced PPACA part and parcel Tuesday night in Minnesota. Santorum, who has touted free market health principles like health savings accounts as an alternative to the Affordable Care Act, defended insurance industry practices the law eliminates, like setting premiums based on people’s health status. His point? Every time you add consumer protections — even the popular stuff — you make health insurance more expensive. 

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