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Good Luck Getting Healthcare Under Trump If You Have Any Of These ‘Preexisting Conditions’

On Thursday the American Health Care Act, the GOP plan to overhaul the US healthcare system, was passed in the House. This is a win for the Republicans but a great loss for the American people.

Who should worry about being covered if the GOP’s healthcare bill becomes a law?

Just about everyone.

If the bill does become a law people with preexisting conditions would once again find health insurance inaccessible.

Insurance companies used the term “preexisting condition” before the Affordable Care Act was a law. The term was used to classify certain diseases or health problems that could cause a person to be denied coverage or make their coverage more expensive than that of people considered healthy.

If you have any of the following preexisting conditions you will find it very hard to find health insurance under the AHCA.

-AIDS/HIV,

-Lupus

-Alcohol abuse/drug abuse with recent treatment

-Severe mental disorders such as bipolar disorder or an eating disorder

-Alzheimer’s/dementia

-Multiple sclerosis

-Rheumatoid arthritis

-Fibromyalgia and other inflammatory joint disease

-Muscular dystrophy

-Cancer

-Severe obesity

-Cerebral palsy

-Organ transplant

-Congestive heart failure

-Paraplegia

-Coronary artery/heart disease

-Bypass surgery

-Paralysis

-Crohn’s disease/ulcerative colitis

-Parkinson’s disease

-Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/emphysema

-Pending surgery or hospitalization

-Diabetes mellitus

-Pneumocystis pneumonia

-Epilepsy

-Pregnancy or expectant parent

-Hemophilia

-Sleep apnea

-Hepatitis C

-Stroke

-Kidney disease

-Renal failure

-Transsexualism

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