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.

preexisting condition,

n in dentistry, the oral health condition of an enrollee that existed before his or her enrollment in a dental program.
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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.
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All the programs will expire by 2014 when insurers will no longer be allowed to deny coverage based on a preexisting condition.
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