preexisting condition


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preexisting condition

[prē′iksis′ting]
Etymology: L, prae + existere, to have reality, conditio
any injury, disease, or disability that may have occurred at some time in the past and may predispose an individual to limited health in the future.

preexisting condition

Health insurance An injury, illness or medical condition–eg, cancer, DM, HTN, mental disorder that a person had before a (new) health insurance policy becomes effective Traumatology A chronic medical condition encoded as a 2º diagnosis at the time of discharge from a hospital

pre·ex·is·ting con·di·tion

(prē'eg-zist'ing kŏn-dish'ŭn)
A health problem that existed or for which treatment was received before the effective date of a new insurance policy.

pre·ex·is·ting con·di·tion

(prē'eg-zist'ing kŏn-dish'ŭn)
A health problem that existed or for which treatment was received before the effective date of a new insurance policy.
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Preexisting Condition Coverage Problems Are Really Just About the Individual Market
In the 1990s, when a few states tried to prohibit discrimination based on preexisting conditions without a corresponding mandate, premiums increased precipitously, driving away healthy customers, forcing insurers to stop selling policies in those states, and demonstrating that one cannot work without the other.
I]n revising the workers' compensation statute as it relates to injuries subsequent to or preexisting conditions aggravated by the industrial accident, it is apparent that the [l]egislature intended to create a more stringent evidentiary standard than that which was required for such injuries and conditions occurring prior to January 1, 1994.
The proposal keeps two of the most popular PPACA provisions: the protections for consumers with preexisting conditions and the rule allowing young adults to stay on their parent's plans until age 26.
A key component to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is coverage for preexisting conditions.
As noted earlier, health insurance companies will not be able to exclude anyone from coverage for a preexisting condition or set a cap for the amount of coverage.
Through the reform bill, people now have access to a high risk insurance pool despite any preexisting condition.
All the programs will expire by 2014 when insurers will no longer be allowed to deny coverage based on a preexisting condition.
I have been rejected for individual health insurance because of a preexisting condition.
The proposed legislation would help expectant mothers during pregnancy by expanding existing programs that provide health and nutrition assistance and by eliminating pregnancy as a disqualifying preexisting condition for obtaining health insurance.
OSHA recently released an interpretation letter that states employee injuries in a company parking lot can be deemed "work related" and therefore "recordable" if the work environment either caused or contributed to the injury, or significantly aggravated a preexisting condition.