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New Poll Shows Most Americans are in Favor of Keeping Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions Under the Affordable Care Act


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Pre-existing conditions including diabetes could mean insurance companies can decide to cover patients or not (or to charge them higher rates). Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

Pre-existing conditions including diabetes could mean insurance companies can decide to cover patients or not (or to charge them higher rates). Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

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A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that 75 percent of Americans support protections for people with pre-existing conditions under the Affordable Care Act. Karen Clay is President of the Florida Democratic Disability Caucus, lobbying to have Florida excluded from a 20-state lawsuit seeking to put an end to the Affordable Care Act.

“In healthcare we’d be going back in time. And it’s not just pre-existing conditions we’re concerned about. It’s also lifetime caps.”

Governor Rick Scott says he supports protections for people with pre-existing conditions but is concerned about the rising costs of healthcare.

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Danielle Prieur

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Danielle Prieur is a general reporter for 90.7 News. She studied journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and interned at 101.9 WDET. She is originally from the metro Detroit area.

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