These pre-existing conditions could cost you big bucks under new health care bill

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.

» RELATED: How Georgia’s congressmen voted on replacing Obamacare

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.

» RELATED: What you need to know about pre-existing conditions in the GOP health plan

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:

  • Acne
  • Acromegaly
  • AIDS or ARC
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Anemia (Aplastic, Cooley's, Hemolytic, Mediterranean or Sickle Cell)
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic or Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arteritis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Bipolar disease
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cerebral Palsy (infantile)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • Coagulation Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Depression
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Esophageal Varicosities
  • Friedreich's Ataxia
  • Hepatitis (Type B, C or Chronic)
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Obesity
  • Organ transplants
  • Paraplegia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Polycythemia Vera
  • Pregnancy
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Renal Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sex reassignment
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Sleep apnea
  • Transsexualism
  • Tuberculosis

The list above includes health issues considered pre-existing conditions before Obamacare. It is not a comprehensive list.

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