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Capitol Health Call
February 14, 2017

Uncertain Future for Preexisting Conditions

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Copyright 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.

JAMA. 2017;317(6):576. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.0506

More than 1 in 4 US adults younger than 65 years has a preexisting medical condition that would have made qualifying for individual health insurance all but impossible under the underwriting practices in place before the Affordable Care Act, according to a study released in mid-December by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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