Report Shows 129 Million Americans Have a Pre Existing Condition

Kathleen Sebelius
HHS Kathleen Sebelius

According to a report to be released Tuesday by the Department of Health and Human Services, there are around 129 million Americans under the age of 65 who have a pre-existing condition that will allow insurance companies to deny them care, or even drop their policy all together.

The report comes at a time when the Republican controlled House of Representatives are introducing legislation to repeal President Obama’s signature Health Care Reform bill, signed into law in March of 2010. The  repeal is mainly to appease the Teaparty and their base supporters, as the measure will not pass the Democratic controlled Senate. And in the unlikely event that the repeal passes the House and Senate, President Obama has said it will be vetoed.

As reported by The Washington Post, the study found that one-fifth to one-half of non-elderly people in the United States have conditions that trigger rejection or higher prices in the individual insurance market. These conditions range from cancer to heart disease, asthma and high blood pressure.

A Republican aide calls the release of the report “political,” suggesting that it is an attempt to influence the repeal vote in the House of Representatives. Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius told the Post, “Americans living with pre-existing conditions are being freed from discrimination in order to get the health coverage they need.”

Not if House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican allies get their way!

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  • Amy

    ‘A Repub­li­can aide calls the release of the report “polit­i­cal,” sug­gest­ing that it is an attempt to influ­ence the repeal vote in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives.’

    Duh!

    He and other republicans fail to associate their constituents with those having pre-existing conditions who will be DROPPED from their policy if their insurance so chooses, IF the health Care reform bill is repealed by the GOP!!

    And you’re right Ez, ObamaCare does mean Obama Cares!