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Topic: Pre-Existing Condition



A key provision of the ACA outlaws discrimination based on health status. Starting in 2014, no one can be denied coverage, charged a higher premium, or sold a policy that excludes coverage of important health services simply because of a pre-existing condition.


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How Does the Affordable Care Act Help People Living with HIV/AIDS?

A fact sheet from the federal government’s AIDS.gov website outlining the ways in which people living with HIV/AIDS – or PLWHAs – will be able to benefit from the Affordable Care Act. The law helps improve access to comprehensive quality health care, thereby improving the health and well-being of all PLWHAs.

State by State Enrollment in the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

This interactive table shows when each state began providing benefits to people accepted into the program and the number of people enrolled. Historical data in the table shows that Illinois had enrolled 943 people in the temporary program by November 2011 and had over 3,500 enrolled at its peak in May 2013. (more…)

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