Charleston Gazette – In West Virginia, as in every other state, health insurance companies cannot deny coverage, or charge more for it, because of pre-existing medical conditions. Read
The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is responsible for that change. Along with expanding coverage, banning discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions, was the primary goal of the law.
It’s a pretty popular change. Past polling has shown widespread support for banning discrimination against pre-existing conditions.
And, as of today, both major candidates for U.S. Senate in West Virginia are running ads touting their support for the provision, while simultaneously distancing themselves from the law (and the unpopular president) that put it into effect.
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