Report: 920,000 Kentuckians under age 65 have diagnosed pre-existing health conditions

According to Families USA, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will eliminate potential barriers to health coverage for approximately 920,000 Kentuckians by requiring insurance companies to sell them health coverage, despite the fact that those Kentuckians have a pre-existing health condition.

Families USA is a national nonprofit organization for health care consumers.

The report, “Health Reform: Help for Kentuckians with Pre-Existing Conditions,” says:

• That every age group in Kentucky is affected by potential denial of coverage, and the problem grows as people age.

• That Kentuckians of every income level are affected, but the majority of those affected are middle-class and higher income Kentuckians.

• That every racial and ethnic group in Kentucky is affected.

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