The Many Elements Of Protection For Pre-Existing Conditions

Law360 (February 13, 2019, 12:19 PM EST) -- The recent midterm elections and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas' decision in Texas v. United States[1] invalidating the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have focused attention on the protection given to individuals with pre-existing conditions under federal law. Protection for pre-existing conditions is a convenient shorthand that refers to multiple provisions of federal statutory law affecting different aspects of whether and how health coverage is offered and priced.

Together, these provisions ensure that individuals who have a disease or a medical condition are not denied access to affordable coverage to pay for their health...

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