HHS: Repeal of Reform Threatens Those with Pre-Existing Conditions

Half of "non-elderly" Americans under the age of 65 — 129 million people—might have a pre-existing medical condition such as high blood pressure or arthritis that could deny them healthcare coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, according to a Department of Health and Human Services report.

1 comments on "HHS: Repeal of Reform Threatens Those with Pre-Existing Conditions"
Regina (1/19/2011 at 12:20 PM)

Does the DHHS report mention anything about the Portable Insurance Provisions of the Kennedy-Kassebaum law that was passed in 1996. The major focus of the legislation was an attempt to make health insurance more portable for people who lose their jobs. Under the bill, an individual who has had insurance coverage for the previous 12 months can move from one job to another without being subject to preexisting condition exclusions. He cannot be denied coverage or charged higher premiums than a healthy person. Individuals who lose their jobs are also guaranteed the right to convert their previous group policy to individual coverage.


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