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Pre-existing conditions barring many from insurance
Ventura County Star

Despite federal healthcare reform’s three-year plan for near-universal coverage and a stopgap parachute set to unfurl this summer, Debbie Knecht of Simi Valley worries about falling onto an insurance black list.

She thinks her husband’s two back surgeries for degenerated discs could mean private insurance companies won’t cover her family. Denials based on pre-existing coverage will become extinct in 2014 when reform rolls out.