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June 19th, 2009
03:55 PM ET

Pre-Existing Conditions and Healthcare Reform

 Did you know that if you have allergies, it will make your health insurance rates go up by 25%? Yes, just allergies! Sky-high premiums for people with pre-existing conditions is one of the reasons why health care reform is such a hot issue right now. Today, in her continuing series on healthcare  reform, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen.

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  1. little2scoot

    Everyone has a pre-existing condition or they have never used their health care. I, for example, died last week and my rate went up 200%

    June 21, 2009 at 11:53 pm |
  2. Diane Bevers

    About Cobra-My hubby had Anthem and I was covered too,but I'm on disability and get medicare.Medicare doesn't cover much.I get a bit over $500/month-Cobra wants to charge over $400 for me, and over $100 for hubby. How does this help anyone who is disabled? Do we just die because we can't pay medical bills?Since I was already covered by Anthem through hubby's policy-why is this happening?I need help!

    June 23, 2009 at 12:29 pm |

    I was denied healthcare coverage because of a fibroid tumor. What woman doesn't have one some time in her life. i had it removed and at that point did not even have it any longer and they still denied me coverage. i even contacted them directly and explained that is discrimination and they wouldn't budge. unbelieveable. i just can't wait for healthcare retorn and when the insurance companies don't have total control any longer.

    October 6, 2009 at 1:17 pm |

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