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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 law also bars group health plans from excluding adult patients on the basis of preexisting conditions starring in 2014; for children, plans are barred from imposing such exclusions 6 months after enactment.
It then adds even more damage, throwing Americans with preexisting conditions out in the cold.
This bill threatens the healthcare coverage of nearly 1 million Ohioans, including 200,000 currently battling addiction, and allows companies to jack up prices on people with preexisting conditions like asthma and diabetes.
Smog is a serious pollutant that can cause severe asthma attacks in children, heart attacks in adults, and premature death for vulnerable populations with preexisting conditions.
Part of the reason is that construction workers, like many Americans, are likely to have preexisting conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.
Theoretically, states could take away protections for preexisting conditions, costing people with cancer lots of money.
making sure those with preexisting conditions have access to insurance.
The basic point is that the issue of preexisting conditions and restrictions on access to insurance based on one's health status really applies to only a small fraction of Americans--those formerly uninsured seeking coverage in the individual market or trying to move from one individual market plan to another.
The ACA, which has provided nearly 138 million people with preventive health care services, allowed nearly 129 million people with preexisting conditions to maintain coverage and offered 39 million seniors preventive services without cost through Medicare, has been under attack in Congress and by the new presidential administration.
Also, be aware that preexisting conditions are often not covered.
Walden is circulating a discussion of the Preexisting Conditions Protection and Continuous Coverage Incentive Act of 2017 bill.
Of these, one is by far the most important: preexisting conditions.