preexisting condition

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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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I, like 300,000 other Illinoisans, will now live with a preexisting condition for life.
The DMCC health insurance solution offers nil waiting periods for preexisting conditions, subject to continuity of coverage for the Secure Bronze plan; otherwise a 180 day waiting period applies to preexisting conditions.
Preexisting conditions is a wonderful consumer benefit but a terrible idea in terms of controlling the cost of health insurance.
Guaranteed issue refers to insurers in the individual market offering coverage to all citizens, regardless of preexisting conditions, while community rating refers to charging equal premiums to every patient, no matter their past health status.
Physicians' predictions for health care change in 2019 Very Somewhat Somewhat Very likely likely unlikely likely Preexisting conditions coverage will continue 30% 39% 23% 9% Federal govt.
In December, in a case brought forward by Republican states, a Texas district court ruled the ACA unconstitutional, an outcome that plays right into the hands of Democrats, who will use the GOP trying to do away with the protections against preexisting conditions --the most popular tenet of the ACA--as an election tactic for 2020.
Continuing protections for people with preexisting conditions was the
HEALTH CARE is a leading issue for voters, and the health factor most influencing votes this year is continuing protections for people with preexisting conditions, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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.
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.