preexisting conditions

U.S. Senators Pledge to Protect Patients with Preexisting Conditions From Attack

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is "hostile" to the Affordable Care Act which bans discrimination among patients.

Lindy Suhr has a terminal genetic disorder that causes her motor skills to deteriorate, her cognitive ability to suffer and life-threatening seizures. The 37-year-old takes seven medications, sees five specialists, and undergoes regular physical therapy. Her father has a genetic heart disease.

States Attacking ACA Would Suffer Most if Preexisting Conditions Shield Axed

Residents of nine states, all Republican-led, that have joined a lawsuit against the health care law have high rates of preexisting conditions. Under the law, insurers cannot discriminate against them but if the shield were removed, they could have trouble getting health insurance or could pay higher rates than others.

If the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with preexisting medical conditions are struck down in court, residents of the Republican-led states that are challenging the law have the most to lose.

Kaiser Permanente Questions Appeals Process

The Lund Report
When Kaiser turned someone down for insurance coverage because of a medical condition, they were told the Insurance Division would conduct an independent review but that didn’t occur.

 

July 15, 2013 -- Denying health insurance coverage for medical reasons will soon be a thing of the past when the Affordable Care Act comes into full swing January 1. But there are still many unanswered questions about what’s going to happen until then.

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