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JAMA Forum: What Does it Mean to Protect People with Preexisting Conditions?

The latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act that threatens to end the law’s protections for people with preexisting conditions has ignited a political firestorm in the run up to November’s midterm elections. In an October 2018 post for the JAMA forum, Larry Levitt examines what candidates are saying and how to evaluate proposals that claim to protect people with preexisting conditions from insurance discrimination.

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