At Stake: Access to Affordable Health Insurance for Latinos with Preexisting Conditions
Ryan, Kara D.
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The practice of overusing \preexisting condition\ clauses in health insurance contracts is a particularly serious problem for the tens of millions of Americans who have gone uninsured for long periods of time. Sometimes even minor or common health conditions, such as a previoussports injury that has been reaggravated, can be flagged by insurers as \preexisting\ and therefore not covered by a new plan.