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    Obamacare Pre-Existing Conditions Coverage: Low Enrollment, High Costs

    One of Obamacare’s main selling points during the health care reform debate was the need to provide insurance coverage to those with pre-existing conditions—but like other aspects of the law, the plan is failing those it was intended to help. Beginning in 2014, Obamacare will prohibit insurance companies from excluding … More

    The Sensible Solution for Pre-Existing Condition Exclusions

    The problem of individuals being denied health insurance because of a pre-existing medical condition is frequently cited by defenders of Obamacare as justification for the law, particularly its new insurance regulations and individual mandate. In truth, however, the problem is actually much smaller than portrayed, and a sensible solution does … More

    Rep. Jim Jordan: Don't Tinker With Obamacare, Repeal the Whole Law

    Days before the U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on the constitutionality of Obamacare, liberals in Congress are laying the groundwork to preserve some of the law’s badly flawed provisions that happen to poll well with voters. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), chairman of the Republican Study Committee, said conservatives … More

    Side Effects: Another Obamacare Initiative Bites the Dust

    On Monday, the Obama Administration signaled that another part of its signature health care law may not be working out as planned. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) put an end to a program that offered a $100 incentive to insurance brokers and agents for recommending eligible people … More

    Obamacare's 2nd Birthday: Help for Those with Pre-Existing Conditions?

    This week, Obamacare will have its second birthday, but there’s little reason to celebrate. Throughout the week, Obamacare advocates have emphasized the law’s supposed benefits on specific groups of Americans, but as Heritage’s research over the past two years has shown, Obamacare harms Americans—even the groups showcased by the left. … More

    HHS Report on Obamacare’s Preexisting Conditions Impact: Say What???

    On the eve of the scheduled vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on a bill to repeal Obamacare, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a report yesterday entitled: “At Risk: Pre-Existing Conditions Could Affect 1 in 2 Americans: 129 Million People Could Be Denied Affordable Coverage … More

    The Right Way to Limit Pre-Existing Condition Exclusions

    The inability of some Americans to obtain health insurance for pre-existing medical conditions continues to be used by Obamacare supporters as justification for the mammoth legislation.  The truth, however, is that the problem was nowhere near as big as portrayed, and the solution doesn’t require 2700 pages of legislation or … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare Causes Some Insurers to Stop Offering Coverage for Kids

    The effects of Obamacare are getting weirder with each passing month. Now, new requirements created by the law are causing some insurers to consider no longer offering “child-only” policies to avoid having to raise rates. Most children are covered by parents’ employer-provided insurance or by government programs. But some parents … More

    Side Effects: The Catch 22 of Obamacare Risk Pools

    It was one of the most oft-repeated promises of Obamacare:  It will cover people, regardless of pre-existing conditions. But when it came time to make good on that promise, Congress came up short.  Yes, in 2014, the new law prohibits insurers from discriminating against pre-existing conditions—starting in 2014.  But what … More

    VIDEO: Solving Pre-Existing Conditions Doesnt Take 2,700 Pages

    Ed Haislmaier, Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Health Policy Studies, takes on the 2,700 pages of Obamacare — and the notion that all that legislation is needed to fix the problem of pre-existing conditions. As Haislmaier explains, Congress could solve the pre-existing conditions problem quite simply … More