Posts Tagged ‘Preexisting Conditions

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Jan
14

ObamaCare: A Better America

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Pregnant women could be denied coverage. That was a thing.

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OFA: 12 Actual Pre-Existing Conditions From Before The Affordable Care Act

Before the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could refuse to cover you because you had one of these “pre-existing conditions.”

More here

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Your treatment for your sniffles around cats used to be grounds for an insurance company to turn down your business.

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Before the Affordable Care Act, treating your pimples could have rendered you uninsurable.

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Insurance companies used to be able to reject people—including kids—with asthma.

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Because insurance companies considered firefighting to be a “high-risk occupation,” they could include it in their underwriting guidelines as an uninsurable profession.

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Here’s The Good News

When you shop on the new marketplace, you won’t be asked if you have a pre-existing condition. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, you have basic protections from crazy insurance company abuses, and pre-existing conditions are no longer a thing. 

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