Publication Date: May 2010
Publisher: Families USA
Author(s): Kathleen Stoll; Kim Bailey; Christine Sebastian
Research Area: Health
Keywords: health reform; pre-existing condition
This report discusses how, under health reform, no one will be denied coverage, charged a higher premium, or sold a policy that excludes coverage of essential benefits because of pre-existing conditions. The report presents the number of Alaskans with diagnosed pre-existing conditions who, absent reform, would be at risk of being denied coverage in the individual insurance market. It breaks down this number by age, income, and race.