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Health-care law adds insurance options for people with preexisting conditions
Washington Post

Under the current health insurance system, people who have to buy coverage on their own rather than through an employer often find themselves in a tough spot. Insurers often charge high rates for individual coverage if people have even minor health problems, or they refuse to cover them at all.

Starting in 2014, under the health-care overhaul passed last year, insurance companies will no longer be able to deny coverage because of preexisting health conditions, nor charge higher rates.