129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions at risk of losing coverage if health care reform law is repealed

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a new analysis showing that up to 129 million people under the age of 65 have some type of pre-existing health condition, like heart disease, epilepsy, diabetes, or arthritis and would be at risk of losing health insurance when they need it most, or be denied coverage altogether.  By 2014, when all of the insurance reform measures in the Affordable Care Act are in effect, people living with pre-existing conditions will free from discrimination and the higher costs that often came if they were able to purchase insurance at all. For more information, see http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/01/20110118a.html

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