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Worry No More: Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Are Protected by the Health Care Law

By Kim Bailey,


The Affordable Care Act protects all Americans from being denied health insurance, charged more in premiums, or sold a policy that excludes coverage for necessary treatments based on pre-existing conditions.

More than 64.8 million non-elderly Americans have been diagnosed with pre-existing conditions that could lead to denials of coverage without the health care law. People across the country from all demographic groups have a great deal to gain from the law’s protections.

Find out how many of these people live in each state and county, and see the breakdown based on age, income level, and racial or ethnic group.