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

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such as high blood pressure or arthritis that could deny them healthcare coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, according to a Health and Human Services report issued Tuesday.

“The Affordable Care Act is stopping insurance companies from discriminating against Americans with pre-existing conditions and is giving us all more freedom and control over our healthcare decisions,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement accompanying the report.