Sunday, April 29. 2012
The Government Accountability office has found that a significant portion of Americans have pre-existing conditions, and these may have prevented them from getting a new healthcare policy.
The report, "Private Health Insurance: Estimates of Individuals with Pre-Existing Conditions Range from 36 Million to 122 Million," discovered that close to one-fifth of American adults between 19 and 64 years of age have hypertension. In addition, many also reported mental health issues and diabetes.
The aforementioned issues can prevent consumers from receiving healthcare from many providers, the report noted. Close to nine in 10 Americans reside in areas which do not protect their ability to get coverage for such issues. Some programs will allow them to be covered for such ailments, but only after a trial period. Americans who cannot get these issues included in their policy may have to pay out-of-pocket to ensure they are taken care of.
Those who are dealing with pre-existing health issues and are looking for a plan may benefit from continuing to search for options, as some policies could cover their needs. By comparing multiple health insurance quotes, a consumer may find an option that fits their needs.
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