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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1010, which protects people with preexisting conditions by overturning a Trump Administration rule that expanded junk health-care plans.
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Once the plaintiff offers proof of some injury (loss of benefit), then he or she is assisted by the aggravation of a preexisting condition doctrine.
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* Extend HIPAA-style preexisting condition protection to all purchasers of insurance with sufficient continuous coverage.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) presented its program, the Preexisting Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP), that will lower premiums and ease eligibility standards for preexisting conditions for those denied coverage.
Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) told the New York Times that the IOM report brought the US "one step closer to saying goodbye to an era when simply being a woman is treated as a preexisting condition."
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. More changes are coming in the next few years.
Beginning in 2014, when health insurance exchanges become operative, pre-65 retirees will have access to competitive plan choices without preexisting condition underwriting.
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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.