On Thursday, the House passed the American Health Care Act on a vote of 217-213, repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
It now heads to the Senate, where it will face stiff opposition from both Democrats and moderate conservatives.
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One of the biggest criticisms of the new revamped health care bill is that it could weaken protections for those with pre-existing conditions, health conditions patients have before the date their new health coverage goes into effect.
Some of these pre-existing conditions could include pregnancy, menstrual irregularities, cancer or sleep apnea.
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Under the new bill, states can allow health insurance companies to refuse to cover patients or charge them more for having a pre-existing condition, which is banned under Obamacare.
While insurance companies have varying lists of "declinable" or "uninsurable" conditions, here's a partial list of health issues that may not be covered under the new health care bill, according to CNN:
- AIDS or ARC
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Anemia (Aplastic, Cooley's, Hemolytic, Mediterranean or Sickle Cell)
- Aortic or Mitral Valve Stenosis
- Bipolar disease
- Cerebral Palsy (infantile)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Cirrhosis of the Liver
- Coagulation Defects
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Demyelinating Disease
- Esophageal Varicosities
- Friedreich's Ataxia
- Hepatitis (Type B, C or Chronic)
- Menstrual irregularities
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Organ transplants
- Parkinson's Disease
- Polycythemia Vera
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Renal Failure
- Sex reassignment
- Sjogren's Syndrome
- Sleep apnea
The list above includes health issues considered pre-existing conditions before Obamacare. It is not a comprehensive list.
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