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Preexisting Conditions

Obamacare Kills Jobs, Creates Zombies

Daryl Rowland | Posted 06.30.2014 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

Thousand of people who should be on slabs in a morgue are walking our streets. Worse still, they are going to work in the morning.

Trapped in a Broken System

Gregory Trotter | Posted 05.31.2012 | Chicago
Gregory Trotter

For the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV, the Affordable Care Act will be utterly life-changing. For some, it will be life-saving.

Kids' Health Coverage Opportunity Ends March 1

Dave Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dave Jones

We all need to do our part to spread the word about this critical -- but limited -- opportunity for California's uninsured children, who are now eligible for health coverage regardless of preexisting conditions.

Steve King Dismisses Concerns Over Preexisting Conditions: 'Minor Thing'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) claimed Wednesday that he wasn't worried about eliminating the popular preexisting conditions provision of the health care bi...

Study: As Many As Half Of Under-65 Americans Have Preexisting Conditions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A government study released today shows that up to 50 percent of Americans under age 65 have some type of pre-existing health condition. The study ...

Healthcare Reform Kicks Into Gear

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jason Alderman

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act President Obama signed on March 23, 2010, set in motion a wide-ranging series of healthcare reforms. Al...

Hey, Republicans - it's not nice to scare Grandma for no good reason

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

I'm trying to remember when it was that Republicans became such big champions of Medicare. Certainly not in 1965, when the GOP joined the American Medical Association in fighting enactment of the program.

Sam Stein

Angle Suggests Free Market Could Solve Pre-Existing Conditions Coverage | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nevada Republican Senatorial candidate Sharron Angle suggested on Monday that she'd prefer free-market remedies to a legislative mandate that insuranc...

Arthur Delaney

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan: Health Department Unveils Program That Could Help 350,000 Uninsured | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday unveiled a new program called the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan to provide insurance f...

Dan Froomkin

Insurance Industry Already Finding Ways To Game New System | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The insurance industry's attempt to weasel out of one of the few provisions of the new health care reform law that took effect immediately is a harbin...

Will Health Reform Law Stop Insurers From Denying Coverage? A Loophole That Deserves More Attention

Danielle Ivory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Ivory

As Obama's health care overhaul gets moving, loopholes threaten to undermine the legislation. Despite reports that the bill bans a controversial practice where insurers retroactively cancel health coverage of patients, the law hasn't changed.

GOP Health Care Bill WON'T Prevent Insurance Companies From Denying Sick People

Wall Street Journal | JANET ADAMY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans are preparing to unveil their own health bill in the next few days. Minority Leader John Boehner (R., Ohio) said Monday that the plan woul...

Improving the Health Care Bill After It Passes Will Not Be Easy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Progressives who oppose this bill are not being obstructionist. Rather, they are taking the position that when real opportunities to reform health care arise, it is essential to get it right.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, McCain Strategist, Losing Health Coverage

The Washington Post | Philip Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If history had taken a different course, Doug Holtz-Eakin would be inside the McCain White House driving the Republican president's domestic agenda, i...

Health Care Debate Looms Large At Thanksgiving

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Chautin

Turkey, cranberry sauce, and a side of health care debate is dominating Thanksgiving tables this year. The debate gets more heated when some worry that their situation will be adversely affected.

Insurers Limited Coverage For Acne, Pregnancy, Intention To Adopt

Washington Post | David S. Hilzenrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A proposal to make preexisting health conditions irrelevant in the sale of insurance policies could help not just the seriously ill but also people wh...

Apologies for being sick, and other weekend stories

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harold Pollack

In the 1970s, people began quoting bromides of the sort: "a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged." This wasn't logical or nice--not least fo...