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What’s the Latest on Prescription Drug Proposals from the Trump Administration, Congress, and the Biden Campaign?
How Health Insurers Responded to Applicants with Pre-existing Conditions Before and After the Affordable Care Act
The fate of the Affordable Care Act is again in doubt, with the Supreme Court set to hear arguments in California v. Texas days after the Presidential election. Protections for people with pre-existing conditions are at risk it is worth revisiting what it was like for people with pre-existing conditions to obtain coverage before this law.
Based on an analysis of electronic health records, Black, Hispanic, and Asian patients had significantly higher rates of hospitalization and death compared to their White counterparts.
About 88% – nearly nine in ten – enrollees in the individual and fully-insured group markets are covered by plans that have taken action to limit out-of-pocket costs for patients undergoing treatment for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. However, after accounting for waivers that have already expired (20%) or are scheduled to expire by the end of September (16%), just over half of enrollees in these plans will still be eligible for waived cost-sharing in October and beyond.