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Pre-Existing Health Condition

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A pre-existing health condition is a health condition which exists at the time an insurance policy is issued. 

The definition of what is considered to be a pre-existing health condition varies from situation to situation.  

Because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), insurance companies can no longer deny individuals from purchasing health insurance coverage because of a pre-existing health condition.





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