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Pre-existing conditions affect many: study
Modern Healthcare

More than 57 million nonelderly Americans—or about 1 in 5—have diagnosed pre-existing health conditions that could lead to a denial of health coverage in today’s insurance market, according to a new report from Families USA. All of these people can potentially benefit from the new health reform legislation that prohibits insurance companies from denying health coverage because of pre-existing conditions and from charging discriminatory premiums based on health status, Ron Pollack, the advocacy group’s executive director, said during a teleconference to release the report, Health Reform: Help for Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions.