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Falling through the cracks with a preexisting condition
Los Angeles Times

Ganka Brown contacted Anthem Blue Cross recently about signing up for health insurance. She acknowledged in her conversation with an Anthem rep that she’d had some minor trouble with a heart valve and once had high blood pressure. But aside from that, she said, she’s in great shape.

The rep told Brown, 64, not even to bother submitting an application. It would be rejected because of the Laguna Beach resident’s preexisting medical conditions.

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